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Wyoming Bans Abortion Pill as Wider Abortion Ban Goes into Effect

HeadlineMar 20, 2023

Wyoming has become the first state to ban the use of abortion pills. The law goes into effect in July, making it a felony to prescribe, sell and use abortion medication — the most popular method to terminate a pregnancy. People found in violation would face up to six months in prison and a fine. Meanwhile, Republican Governor Mark Gordon allowed another sweeping anti-abortion measure to become law without his signature. The so-called Life Is a Human Right Act went into effect Sunday and prohibits abortion under most circumstances, punishable with up to five years in prison.

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