Wyoming Becomes First State to Outlaw the Use of Pills for Abortion

David W. Chen and Pam Belluck of The New York Times report, “Wyoming on Friday became the first state to explicitly ban the use of pills for abortion, adding momentum to a growing push by conservative states and anti-abortion groups to target medication abortion.”  The law will charge healthcare providers who prescribe the medication with a misdemeanor, but it will not charge patients with a crime. Dr. Giovannina Anthony, an ob-gyn in Wyoming, said, “Criminalizing evidence-based medicine is really what this boils down to, and that, in the end, honestly, will lead to maternal deaths and horrible outcomes for both mothers and babies.”

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