CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has formally filed a notice of appeal of a preliminary injunction on a state abortion law as well as opening appellate brief and a motion for expedited proceedings on the appeal to the state Supreme Court of Appeals.
The Attorney General is asking the Supreme Court to overturn the injunction.
“This starts the process of correcting this erroneous ruling by a Kanawha County Circuit Court judge that did nothing but jeopardize the innocent lives of unborn babies,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “I have a duty to defend the laws of the state, and this law currently on the books calls for the protection of innocent lives. As a strong pro-life advocate, I take that very seriously.”
Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Tera Salango ruled from the bench Monday, July 18, granting preliminary injunction on the more than 100-year-old West Virginia abortion law. A written order was filed Wednesday, July 20.
“This law is straightforward and was never repealed,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “It is my hope that the Supreme Court moves as expeditiously as possible to resolve this case and reflect the clear intent of the Legislature to protect innocent life.”
Read a copy of the brief at: https://bit.ly/3RTshaK.