Wyoming Turns into 1st US State To Ban Abortion Capsules

Wyoming Becomes 1st US State To Ban Abortion Pills

The tablet, named mifepristone, had been legally obtainable for years. (Representational)

Washington, United States:

Wyoming on Friday turned the primary US state to ban using abortion drugs, the newest salvo in a marketing campaign by conservative-led states to roll again entry to abortion.

After signing the ban on abortion drugs, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon appealed to legislators to behave additional by proposing a complete ban on abortion be added to the state structure after which placing it earlier than voters for approval.

“I consider this query must be determined as quickly as doable in order that the problem of abortion in Wyoming will be lastly resolved, and that’s finest executed with a vote of the individuals,” the Republican governor stated in an announcement.

The Wyoming motion comes amid a flurry of exercise throughout the nation by anti-abortion teams looking for to win a complete ban on abortions following a landmark Supreme Court docket ruling final 12 months.

Additionally looming is a ruling in a federal courtroom in Texas, the place a choose is anticipated to resolve imminently on a doable nationwide ban on a broadly used abortion tablet.

The tablet, mifepristone, was accepted to be used by the Meals and Drug Administration greater than a decade in the past and has been legally obtainable for years.

Texas choose Matthew Kacsmaryk might order the abortion tablet taken off the market throughout the nation.

Texas legislators are additionally contemplating a proposal that will not solely ban abortion drugs but in addition require web service suppliers within the state to dam entry to web sites the place such drugs are on the market by mail.

Gordon, the Wyoming governor, stated he wouldn’t again down within the combat towards abortion.

“I consider all life is sacred and that each particular person, together with the unborn, needs to be handled with dignity and compassion,” Gordon stated in a letter Friday night to the secretary of state.

For the reason that US Supreme Court docket final 12 months overturned a 1973 ruling that established abortion as a constitutional proper, anti-abortion activists have sought methods to enshrine a ban throughout the nation.

About 15 states already limit entry to mifepristone by requiring a doctor to supply it, in accordance with the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive well being analysis group.

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