United States: Abortion banned in Wyoming, first in a US state
Many opponents of abortion are currently seeking to ban abortion pills across the United States. Fifteen countries have banned abortions since last year.
Wyoming on Friday became the first US state to ban the abortion pill, in another victory For conservatives who want to roll back access to abortion in the United States.
Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon called on lawmakers to go ahead and enshrine a blanket abortion ban in the state constitution and bring it to the voters.
The decision comes at a time when many opponents of abortion are seeking to ban abortion pills across the United States, next The Supreme Court’s decision last year buried the right to abortion at the federal level. from, About fifteen states have decided to ban all pregnancy terminations on their territory.
The verdict is expected in Texas
A decision on this matter is also expected soon in the Amarillo District Court in Texas where an ultra-conservative federal judge must rule on a possible federal ban on mifepristone (RU 486).
This pill, most commonly used for the medical termination of pregnancy, was authorized in 2000 by the US Medicines Agency (FDA). Texas Federal Judge Matthew Kacsmarek can order it to be taken off the market nationwide.
Texas lawmakers are also considering a proposal that would not only ban abortion pills, but also require state internet service providers to block access to sites where such pills are sold by mail order.
The governor of Wyoming is anti-abortion
Mark Gordon, the governor of Wyoming, has announced that he has no intention of backing down in his fight against abortion.
“I believe that all life is sacred and that everyone, including unborn children, should be treated with dignity and compassion,” Mark Gordon said Friday evening.
Since the US Supreme Court in June last year granted freedom of legislation to each state, about fifteen have had limited access to mifepristone by asking a doctor to provide it, according to the Guttmacher Institute think tank that advocates for women’s rights. for abortion.
If a Texas federal judge rules for a nationwide ban on abortion pills, abortion rights groups say it would have as much impact as last year’s Supreme Court ruling.