West Virginia Amendment One passes
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
In a narrow decision, West Virginia voters voted for Amendment One.
At 11 p.m. Tuesday, with 94 percent of precincts reporting, 52 percent of voters voted for Amendment One.
Amendment One is also known as “no constitutional right to abortion,” and was just one sentence on the ballot and reads that nothing "secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion."
The measure was pushed through the legislature by conservative groups. Lawmakers said it is a way to get around a Supreme Court ruling from the 90s that says the state’s constitution does protect the right to have an abortion.
The amendment would keep state money from being used for abortions.