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Wyoming Senate Committee advances bill to prohibit chemically-induced (“medication”) abortions

by | Mar 12, 2021

By Dave Andrusko

Additional pro-life bills continue to work their way through the Wyoming legislature with further encouraging action taking place on Wednesday.

Earlier this month,  NRL News Today reported that  Senate File 34, which would require any physician performing an abortion to “take medically appropriate and reasonable steps to preserve the life and health of an infant born alive,” had cleared the Senate and awaits discussion in the House.

Reporting for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Tom Coulter wrote that on Wednesday, Senate File 133–which “would prohibit the use of several drugs, including mifepristone and misoprostol, that are commonly used for early-stage abortion”– cleared the Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee on a 4-1 vote. 

SF133 now moves on to the full Wyoming Senate.

“Throughout this country, even in our own state, we have public policy on what we as a society are going to allow within the framework of the right to have an abortion in this country,” said Sen. Tim Salazar, R-Riverton, the bill’s sponsor.

Salazar continued, according to reporter Morgan Hughes,  “I believe we as a state in Wyoming have a responsibility to also decide not only what we will and will not allow in the procedures of how you have an abortion, but also what procedures are either dangerous or gruesome.”

As Coulter reported

Gillette resident Shannon Moodry emphasized the most important person impacted by the bill is “the baby in the womb.”

“If we’re supporting women’s rights, let’s support the most vulnerable woman in this discussion today, and that would be the one in the womb,” Moodry said.

Categories: Legislation