Democrat Governor Vetos Abortion Bill Citing It’s “Unconstitutional”

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With President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration, Ar-15 ammunition, and now the White House discussing executive action on taxes, it’s a wonder if the Democratic party has ever even read the Constitution, let alone worry about abiding by it. As a matter of fact the only time the Progressive left will even mention the Constitution is when they are using it as an excuse for something they have done. Especially when people aren’t happy about their decision.

Case in point.

The LA Times reports that the Democratic Governor of West Virginia, Earl Ray Tomblin, just vetoed a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks by citing that it was unconstitutional:

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed legislation Tuesday that would ban abortions at 20 weeks’ pregnancy, noting that the law would not pass constitutional muster.

“It was the second time in two years that the Democrat vetoed bills that would make it more difficult for women to access abortion services.

“As reflected in my voting record during my time in the Legislature, I believe there is no greater gift of love than the gift of life,” Tomblin said in a written statement. “As governor, I must take into consideration a number of factors when reviewing legislation, including its constitutionality.

“At the start of the regular session, I urged members of the legislature to consider a compromise that would help us establish legislation that would pass constitutional muster,” he continued. “Having received a substantially similar bill to the one vetoed last year on constitutional grounds, I must veto House Bill 2568.”

“The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act provides no exceptions for rape or incest and threatens to strip medical licenses from providers who perform abortions after 20 weeks. It is based on the premise that fetuses feel pain 20 weeks after conception, which is in dispute.

“Federal judges have stopped similar pre-viability abortion bans in Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Arkansas and North Dakota.

“On Tuesday, abortion rights groups hailed Tomblin’s action and derided the bill as cruel and unconstitutional.”

Pro Choice America, a Pro Abortion Group, lists Governor Tomblin as a “Mixed Choice” politician. While the West Virginian House and Senate are listed as “Anti-Choice”.


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