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CHARLESTON — For the first time in 46 years, West Virginia’s first — and, for the past seven years, only — abortion provider will stop offering abortion services to patients as an “archaic” and “barbaric” state law from 1882 becomes enforceable again due to the Supreme Court of the United States overturning Roe v. Wade.

Staff at the Women’s Health Center of West Virginia contacted between 60 and 70 patients Friday morning who had abortions scheduled over the next three weeks to tell them the services legally could not be offered anymore.

Caity Coyne covers health for HD Media. She can be reached at 304-348-7939 or Follow @CaityCoyne on Twitter.

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