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Wyoming Judge Temporarily Blocks the State’s New Abortion Ban

posted on March 27, 2023

Pam Belluck of The New York Times reports, “Abortion will remain legal in Wyoming — at least temporarily — after a judge on Wednesday ordered that a newly enacted ban be blocked until further court proceedings in a lawsuit challenging it.” District Court Judge Melissa Owens, who also struck down a previous abortion ban in the state, cited a state constitutional provision that protects the right of adults to make their own healthcare decisions. She said, “To declare abortion is not health care when there may be evidence to show that it is — the legislature cannot make an end run around essentially providing a constitutional amendment.” The lawsuit also challenges the state’s newly passed ban on abortion pills that is set to take effect on July 1st.

Read at The New York Times