Lawmakers look at Chemical Abortion

Lawmakers practice checks and balances
Lawmakers practice checks and balances(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Mar. 1, 2023 at 11:37 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - As the closely watched abortion bills round toward the corner toward the end of their journey through the chambers, many Lawmakers are anticipating that the abortion legislation will cross the finish line with ease.

The Prohibiting Chemical Abortions bill moved through its third reading in the house on Wednesday.

This bill pertains to drugs that are used to conduct abortions.

Four drugs were specified in the bill, but “Misoprostol, " a prescription used for other medical conditions, became a bone of contention for lawmakers and medical experts.

The drug names are now taken out of the bill and replaced with the use of any drug with the “intention” of abortions to help pass the bill through chambers and to protect pharmacists, according to lawmakers.

”They have easily passed both chambers and we are the representatives of the people. So that’s where I think the state of Wyoming is going, and I would not be at all surprised if one, hopefully both, of these pro-life bills would be signed by the Governor in a few days,” said Sen. Tim Salazar, S.D. 26, SF 109 Sponsor.

Two abortion bills moved through the Legislative bodies on the third reading Wednesday.

Life is a Human Right Act passed the Senate 25 to 5, and the Prohibiting Chemical Abortions bill passed the House 56 to 5

Both bills now move to concurrence and, if passed to the Governor’s desk, could become effective July 1st.