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Wyoming: Wyoming becomes the first US state to ban abortion pills – Usky News

Washington: Wyoming became the first US state to ban access to abortion pills on Friday, the latest salvo in a campaign by conservative-led states to roll back abortion access.
Wyoming governor after signing ban on abortion pills Mark Gordon appealed to legislators to take further action by proposing a complete ban on abortion in the state constitution and then placing it before voters for approval.
In a statement, the Republican governor said, “I believe this question needs to be settled as soon as possible so that the abortion issue in Wyoming can be finally settled and that can best be done with a vote of the people.” “
Wyoming’s action comes amid a flurry of activity by anti-abortion groups across the country, which are calling for a complete ban on abortion after a milestone. Supreme Court Govt last year.
Also coming is a ruling in a federal court in Texas, where a judge is expected to rule soon on a possible national ban on the widely used abortion pill.
The pill, mifepristone, was approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration more than a decade ago and has been available legally for years.
texas judge Matthew Kaczmarik Can order abortion pills from the market across the country.
Texas legislators are also considering a proposal that would not only ban abortion pills but also require Internet service providers in the state to block access to websites where such pills are for sale by mail.
Wyoming Governor Gordon said he would not back down in the fight against abortion.
“I believe that all life is sacred and that each person, including the unborn, should be treated with dignity and compassion,” gordon said in a letter Friday evening to the secretary of state.
Since the US Supreme Court last year overturned a 1973 decision that established abortion as a constitutional right, anti-abortion activists have sought ways to ban it nationwide.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health research group, about 15 states already restrict access to mifepristone by requiring a physician to provide it.


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