West Virginia Born Alive Infant Protection Law (HB 2240)
This law was last updated on Oct 28, 2014
HB 2240 would have made it unlawful for a physician who performs an abortion that results in the delivery of a living child to intentionally allow or cause the child to die.
The bill states that if the child is viable, the child shall be immediately provided appropriate medical care and comfort care necessary to sustain life. If the child is not viable, the child shall be provided comfort care.
The bill defines child to mean “every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of deployment.”
A person in violation of the bill would have been subject to conviction for a felony, imprisonment for not less than one year or more than ten years, and a fine between $25,000 and $50,000.