The abortion drug debate may put many Wyomingites in peril

Published: Feb. 27, 2023 at 11:20 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Prohibiting Chemical Abortion bill passed in the House Committee of the Whole on Monday.

The drug “Misoprostol” was reintroduced onto the banned drugs list by lawmakers today.

Medical professionals previously argued this drug should be taken off the banned list because it has many uses.

It is used to prevent ulcers in arthritis patients, prevent hemorrhaging in natural miscarriages and prevents blood transfusions.

Next, the Life is a Human Right bill also crossed the Senate floor.

This is the latest state abortion bill that will override all previous bills.

Lawmakers have recently removed the exception of rape, incest, and peril to the mother’s life from the current bill, making the bill absolute.

Still, critics say that if passed into law, the bill will again face instant litigation on the taxpayers’ dime.

”I think its an egregious misuse of government funds, particularly when we know what’s going to happen. I think that it hurts the public’s perception of the courts legitimacy, because if were going to continue to send things, and then claim that something is constitutional when its clearly not, that’s problematic. I think it dismantles democracy in some ways because we continue to have that pattern of behavior in this body,” said Rep. Karlee Provenza, H.D. 45.

Legislators say they may be working late as they push bills over the finish line of the last week of legislation.