Edited from a Press Release

Supporters of West Virginians for Life will gather at the Capitol on Monday, February 18, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for annual Pro-Life Rally Day with the main event, a rally, at noon.

 

Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw will address the crowd as well as Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Secretary of State Mac Warner. National Right to Life Political Director Karen Cross and WVFL President Wanda Franz, Ph.D. will also speak.

 

Several pro-life legislators will be introduced and welcomed at the podium. The Teen Essay Contest winners will read their winning entries. Other highlights include special music and the annual Prayer Processional with walkers carrying crosses.

 

West Virginians for Life is working to pass an Options in Living Wills Bill (SB 642). Lead sponsor in the Senate is Senator Mike Maroney. Cosponsors are Senators Tom Azinger, Patricia Rucker and Tom Takubo.

This bill tackles the specific issue of the provision of nutrition and hydration to patients who have been judged by one physician to be in a terminal condition or in a persistent vegetative state.