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Wyoming Governor Signs Law Protecting Unborn Children from Chemical Abortion

Mar 18, 2023 | 2023 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON – Late Friday, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed legislation banning abortion pills in the state.

Wyoming’s abortion pill bill will take effect on July 1 and would make it “unlawful to prescribe, dispense, distribute, sell or use any drug for the purpose of procuring or performing an abortion on any person.” The bill contains exceptions to save the life of the mother or in cases of sexual assault or incest.

“We thank Governor Gordon for signing this bill to protect mothers and their babies from this deadly drug,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “In a chemical abortion, a perfectly healthy mother of a perfectly healthy baby ingests a drug that takes the life of the unborn child and has the potential to endanger the life of the mother.”

Tobias continued, “Contrary to the abortion industry’s latest talking points, abortion is not ‘health care.’ Whether the abortion is surgical or chemical, the abortionist’s intention is the deliberate destruction of a living unborn baby.”

Another bill, the “Life is a Human Right Act,” will go into effect Sunday without the Governor’s signature. That bill would protect unborn babies from almost all abortions and allow abortions only to save the life of the mother and in cases of sexual assault or incest, or in cases of fatal fetal condition.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.