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Wyoming governor receives abortion ‘trigger bill’

by | Mar 11, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

On Thursday, the Wyoming legislature passed a bill that if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, abortions would be banned in. This is commonly referred to a “trigger bill.”

On Thursday, the Wyoming Senate passed HB 92 by a 24-5 vote. “It was sent back to the House of Representatives, which voted 45-14, with one absent, to concur with the Senate’s changes, which included adding an exception for pregnancies that were the result of rape or incest,” wrote Carrie Haderlie for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

It now goes to Gov. Mark Gordon. Rep. Rachel Rodriguez-Williams introduced the bill.

HB 92 states that an abortion “shall not be performed, except when necessary to preserve the woman from a serious risk of death or of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, not including any psychological or emotional conditions,” Haderlie wrote.” This would take effect five days after the date that the Wyoming attorney general certifies to the secretary of state that the U.S. Supreme Court has overruled Roe v. Wade.”

Categories: State Legislation