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The West Virginia Republican-majority legislature passed a nearly complete abortion ban on Tuesday, making West Virginia the second state to enact a ban since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.

The state Senate passed the bill 22-7 and the House passed it 77-17.

Under the new measure, rape and incest victims would be able to have an abortion up to eight weeks of pregnancy, but would have to file a report with law enforcement. Victims under the age of 18 have up to 14 weeks of pregnancy to undergo the procedure.

Abortions would also be allowed for medical emergencies under the bill, which goes to the Republican government’s Jim Justice office.

Alisa Clements, the public affairs director of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, dismissed the bill.

“There is nothing more extreme than a law depriving people of the freedom to run their own bodies, and our state lawmakers have shamefully pushed this despicable law down our throats behind closed doors within hours,” Clements said in a statement. Tuesday. “This brutal ban insults doctors in West Virginia, endangers the lives of their patients while subjected to appalling government surveillance, and threatens to put other medical providers in jail simply for providing healthcare.”

The ban is the latest in a wave of efforts to tighten abortion laws following the Supreme Court’s ruling in June; Indiana was the first state to announce an abortion ban last month.

That law is also limited in its exceptions, including limits on obtaining an abortion up to 10 weeks after conception in cases of rape and incest or to protect a woman’s health.

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