Saturday, March 29, 2014

And with a stroke of the pen …

we don't have to talk about that Pain-Capable Child Protection Act in West Virginia any longer. (Well, we will, and it'll come up again next year, no doubt.)

On the advice of legal experts, who said HB4588 was unconstitutional, and stating passage of the bill would be a "detriment to women's health," West Virginia Gov. Tomblin vetoed it last night.

He's not the best governor we've ever had. He gets lots of things wrong, as far as progressives go. But he got this one right.

And I'm glad he did.

Now if he'd just sign the minimum-wage bill …

1 comment:

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Even a little victory is a victory - and makes the next battle that much harder for the opponents. Congratulations.