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Doctors are not able to perform abortions in West Virginia unless the pregnant person’s life is at risk or in cases of rape or incest. Contact our helpline if you have any questions about the law and your rights.

West Virginia’s abortion ban is now in effect. The ban means that doctors in the state are only allowed to perform an abortion if the life of the pregnant person is at risk. A doctor can also provide an abortion to someone who is a survivor of rape or incest. For this exception, the pregnant person must report the rape or incest to police at least 48 hours before they can get the abortion.  This exception applies only up to 8 weeks of pregnancy for adults and up to 14 weeks of pregnancy for young people under 18. Young people can choose to report to the police or to their doctor who is providing the abortion, who must report to police.

If you need an abortion, you may need to travel to a state where abortion is not currently banned. Return to the home page to check the law in other states near you. You can also call our helpline to learn more about accessing abortion, the law, and your rights.

To find a clinic near you, you can visit ineedana.org for up to date information.

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