The West Virginia House of Delegates passed the ‘Born-Alive’ Abortion Survivors Protection Act on Wednesday.

The bill would penalize physicians who don’t provide medical care to a baby born after an abortion attempt, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

The bill was passed 93-5 by lawmakers even though there were questions about what use it would be. In West Virginia, there are current laws that protect newborns and the state bans abortions after 20 weeks.

Some Republicans in the chamber said that the bill is more about sending a political statement than solving the problem.

The bill is now moving to the Senate.

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Alayna Fuller is a junior journalism major from Morgantown, West Virginia. She is the news editor for The Daily Athenaeum and interned at the Charleston Gazette-Mail during summer 2019.