USA: Wyoming becomes the first US state to ban the abortion pill
Wyoming on Friday became the first US state to ban the abortion pill, in another victory for conservatives seeking to roll back access to the pill.miscarriage to United State. Wyoming (West) Governor Mark Gordon called on lawmakers to move forward and include a comprehensive ban on abortion in this state’s constitution and submit it to the electorate’s vote.
A decision on this matter is also expected in the state of Texas
The decision comes at a time when many abortion opponents are seeking to ban the abortion pill nationwide, following a Supreme Court decision last year to bury the right to abortion in the federal government. Since then, fifteen states have decided to ban all pregnancy terminations on their territory.
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.
15 countries limit access to the abortion pill
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.