Wyoming has outlawed abortion drugs, becoming the first state to explicitly ban the use of drugs for abortion with a “No Chemical Abortion” bill that became state law on Friday.
Gov. Mark Gordon signed the bill into law the same day, saying he would not veto another statewide abortion ban. A ban on medical abortion will go into effect on July 1.
according to new law“prescribing, dispensing, distributing, selling, or using drugs for the purpose of procuring or performing an abortion” is illegal and anyone found to be in violation of the rules will be sentenced to imprisonment for up to six months. imprisonment, a $9,000 fine, or both.
Plan B One Step etc. morning after pill Filmed before the pregnancy was confirmed are exempt from the ban, with exceptions provided for cases of sexual assault, incest, “spontaneous abortion” and “imminent danger of material danger”. increase. [a pregnant person’s] Life or health,” which does not include mental health conditions. The law also exempts a pregnant person from being prosecuted for her own abortion.
Gordon believes the new law will likely be challenged in court, prompting a state referendum on abortion, according to The Washington Post. I believe this issue needs to be decided as soon as possible so that it can be done.It is best done by a vote of the people.”
15 states have several Restrictions on medical abortionAccording to the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive rights think tank, abortion is in addition to the 12 states already de facto banned under its general ban. It is the first state to explicitly ban medical abortion aside from the matter.
Currently, the Women’s Health & Family Care Clinic in Jackson, Wyoming is the only abortion clinic in the state. according to to the New York Times. The clinic only offers pills, not surgical procedures.