Justice: May Be Two Months To Call Special Session On Abortion Law


During his Tuesday coronavirus briefing, Gov. Jim Justice termed the courtroom injunction blocking enforcement of a 19th century legislation earning abortions a felony — ‘political theater.’

“The top final decision was created by the United States Supreme Courtroom,” Justice stated. “Now there is certainly heading to be hoops to leap via from our attorney general and he’s attractive instantly to the state Supreme Court docket.”

Judge Tara Salango’s Circuit Courtroom ruling on Monday famous that the legislative and executive branches have acknowledged conflicts existing in the law and the need for legislative revision.

Senate President Craig Blair and Household Speaker Roger Hanshaw have claimed in statements that their legislative legal groups have been functioning on abortion law clarification for months.

A few months in the past, Justice said he would ‘move swiftly’ to get in touch with a unique legislative session to explain abortion legislation. Many envisioned it would be termed within the interim legislative committee meetings that begin Sunday.

Justice explained Tuesday he’s continuing to wait for a “thumbs up” that the legislature is completely ready.

“It may just take a month, maybe just take two months or whatsoever it may be but then all this will get worked out,” Justice stated. “We do have to have a unique session to clean up that up.”

In a response, Democratic Party Vice-Chair Danielle Walker explained not contacting the particular session speedily is a “supreme dereliction of his responsibility as governor and an act of callous indifference that places clients lives at threat.”


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