W.Va. Governor Vetoes Abortion Ban

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have banned abortion in West Virginia after 20 weeks.

The Democratic governor said the bill was unconstitutional and state legislators were quick to “trample the rights of women in West Virginia,” according to CBS affiliate WOWK-TV.

“I have vetoed HB 4588 because I am advised, by not only attorneys from the legislature, but through my own legal team that this bill is unconstitutional,” he said in a statement.