“I am genuinely concerned about the health and safety of West Virginia women and girls by what this amendment could do,” said Margaret Chapman Pomponio, executive director of West Virginia Free.

“By the Senate passing a measure that says there’s no constitutional right or protection to abortion seems to be a clear indication that the flood gates are open now to continue to pass restriction after restriction after restriction to the point where perhaps Roe v. Wade isn’t quite relevant any more.”

She added, “If we impede access to the point that this right is unattainable, what is the right then? It’s a right in name only.”