WV House Judiciary Members Need to Hear From You


     Unborn babies who are capable of feeling pain won a great victory in the West Virginia House of Delegates. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.B. 4588) passed out of the House Health and Human Resources Committee without debate on February 17, 2014, and the Judiciary Committee plans to have it on the agenda on Friday, February 21, at 8:00 a.m.
     Any pro-life West Virginian with a delegate on the Judiciary Committee should contact their delegate and urge them to pass this important lifesaving legislation. For a list of WV Delegates on the Judiciary Committee, click here or see below.
     As long as H.B.4588 passes out of Judiciary as expected, the bill will go to the House floor for first, second, and third readings. After the vote for passage (which should pass by overwhelming pro-life margins), the bill will be sent to the West Virginia Senate for passage there.
     Time is tight, however. The bill needs to be in the Senate by February 26, the last day for a bill to cross over.
     This legislation will protect West Virginia’s unborn babies who can feel pain from a gruesome death by dismemberment or other horrific abortion techniques. Substantial medical evidence demonstrates the baby’s ability to feel pain is present by 20 weeks of life.
     We know that pro-life legislation saves lives. We know that every year legislators don’t pass pro-life legislation, precious little babies die.
     The passage of this important lifesaving legislation – the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – is not possible without the continued support, prayers and action by pro-life West Virginians from across the state.
     The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is already law in ten states, and has passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
     Follow this and other pro-life news at: http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/.

Any pro-life West Virginian with a delegate on the Judiciary Committee (see list below), should contact their delegate and urge them to pass this important lifesaving legislation.  Voicemail messages are appropriate to leave, if a person does not answer.

Delegate Manchin Chair (Marion304-340-3392  tmanchin@manchininjurylaw.com

Delegate Hunt Vice-Chair (Kanawha304-340-3366  mhunt@markahunt.com

Delegate Ellem Minority Chair (Wood)  304-340-3394  john.ellem@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Lane Minority Vice-Chair (Kanawha, Putnam)  304-340-3275  patrick.lane@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Ferro(Marshall, Ohio)  304-340-3111  mike.ferro@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Fleischauer(Monongalia)  304-340-3169  barbaraf@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Longstreth(Marion)  304-340-3124  linda.longstreth@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Lynch(Nicholas, Randolph, Upshur, Webster) 304-340-3916 dana.lynch@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Manypenny(Marion, Monongalia, Taylor)  304-340-3139  mike.manypenny@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Marcum(Logan, Mingo)  304-340-3126  justin.marcum@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Moore(McDowell, Mercer)  304-340-3189  clif.moore@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Pino(Clay, Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh)  304-340-3170  john.pino@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Poore(Kanawha)  304-340-3106  meshea.poore@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Skinner(Jefferson)  304-340-3248  stephen.skinner@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Sponaugle(Hardy, Pendleton)  304-340-3154  isaac.sponaugle@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Wells(Kanawha)  304-340-3287  danny.wells@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Frich(Monongalia)  304- 340-3125  cindy.frich@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Hamilton(Upshur)  304-340-3167  bill.hamilton@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Householder(Berkeley)  304-340-3274  eric.householder@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Ireland(Pleasants, Ritchie)  304-340-3195  woody.ireland@wvhouse.gov

Delegate McCuskey(Kanawha)  304-340-3183  john.mccuskey@wvhouse.gov

Delegate O’Neal(Monroe, Raleigh, Summers)  304-340-3164  john.oneal@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Overington(Berkeley)  304-340-3148  john@overington.com

Delegate Shott(Mercer, Raleigh)  304-340-3187  john.shott@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Sobonya(Cabell)  304-340-3175  kelli.sobonya@wvhouse.gov

Judiciary Committee in pdf