Lawsuit Challenges Wyoming’s First-in-Nation Ban on Abortion Pill

The most utilized abortion procedure in America is now the abortion pill, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research organization spun off from Planned Parenthood. More than half of all abortions in America are carried out using the abortion pill, but Wyoming just became the first state to ban the pill entirely. 

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon, a Republican, signed a bill Friday that makes it a felony to sell, use, or prescribe “any drug for the purpose of procuring or performing an abortion.” 

Breaking the law could result in a six-month jail sentence and a $9,000 fine. The law is supposed to take effect July 1, but is facing a legal challenge. 

On Tuesday, a pro-abortion group filed an amended lawsuit aimed at preventing the ban on abortion pills from taking effect in Wyoming. Wellspring Health Access is an abortion facility hoping to open soon as the second abortion clinic in the state. 

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