about this morning in west virginia, reporter Chris Schultz spoke with Margaret Pomponio, CEO of reproductive health and advocacy group WV FREE, to learn more about HB 2002. If passed, the bill would create the West Virginia Mothers and Babies Pregnancy Assistance Program and provide funding to encourage pregnancy assistance organizations. A woman who gives birth in the event of an unplanned pregnancy.
The bill comes after the legislature passed a law during a special session last summer that bans abortion with a few exceptions to rape and to save the life of the mother.
We’ll also take a look at the first week of the legislative session in our first press conference of the season. Reporters Randy Yohe and Chris Schultz, along with Brad McElhinney, statewide correspondent for the West Virginia Metro News, shared what they saw this week and what to expect in the coming weeks with major stories. We talked about Ruka.
Both stories come from last Friday’s episode parliament today. Learn more about what’s happening in Congress by listening to West Virginia Public Broadcasting on TV and radio every night at 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.
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