west virginia republican Chris Pritt
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Chris Pritt owns his own law practice, Pritt Law, where he specializes in divorce, custody arguments and child support. But standing before the state legislature in West Virginia, he argued in favor of eliminating all child support for the parent who gets custody of a child.

According to Pritt, there are fathers who don't want to be involved in the lives of their children.

"If she carries through with the pregnancy, he's going to have, possibly, some sort of child support obligation," said Pritt. "And, so, what he wants to do is, he wants to — in a sense — encourage her to go and find a way for her to get an abortion. Because he knows that a certain individual — if he has any kind if familiarity with her, he knows that she might be of such a state of mind, she must be in such a vulnerable position that it's not worth everything that he's going to put me through to carry this pregnancy forward. It's going to be easier, it's going to be better, for me to just go and terminate this 'life.' So she goes over to Virginia or to some other state where she goes and gets the abortion."

"So, I think that's a really clear possibility if we enact the second amendment here, I don't want to be doing anything that is encouraging thugs to go and get an abortion," he said, referring to the second and competing amendment to House Bill 302.

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(Correction: This article has been updated to clarify that Pritt was referencing an amendment to House Bill 302, not the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution)