Wyoming becomes first U.S. state to ban abortion pills
The state of Wyoming has become the first in the United States to. ban abortion pills. amid a growing conservative push to repeal abortion rights in the country that began when the Supreme Court in June 2022 overturned legal precedent allowing termination of pregnancy since 1973.
After both chambers of the state Congress upheld a ban on abortion pills that allow for the termination of pregnancy up to 70 days after the last period.Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon ratified the bill on Friday, Wyoming’s Governor Mark Gordon has reported. Wyo File.
“As I noted, I have a strong record of protecting the lives of the unborn as well as their mothers (…) I believe that all life is sacred and that all people, including the unborn, should be treated with dignity and compassion.”Gordon said in a letter defending the measure to Wyoming Secretary of State Chuck Gray.
Despite the fact that there are states in the United States that have. near-total bans on abortion -and which already prohibit such pills- Wyoming has been the first to implement explicit regulation of these drugs.
In this regard, the governor of the state has announced that he will allow another measure to go forward, the so-called ‘Life is a Human Right’ Act, which proposes to prohibit in almost all circumstances abortion and would qualify as felony termination of a pregnancy.
Wyoming’s abortion drug restriction comes as a Texas judge awaits a preliminary ruling that could order the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to withdraw its approval of mifepristone, one of the most widely used pills for termination of pregnancy, according to The New York Times.
Should the ruling go forward, Would affect states across the countryincluding those in which abortion is legal, as well as in states with bans and restrictions.