The state of Wyoming has become the first in the United States to ban abortion pills amid a growing conservative push to strike down abortion rights in the country, which began when the Supreme Court in June 2022 struck down legal precedent that allowed the termination of pregnancy since 1973.
After both chambers of the state Congress ratified the prohibition of abortion pills that allow the interruption of pregnancy up to 70 days after the last period, the governor of Wyoming, Mark Gordon, has ratified this Friday the bill, reported ‘Wyo File’.
“As I pointed out, I have a strong record of protecting the lives of the unborn, as well as their mothers (…) I believe that all life is sacred and that all people, including the unborn, should be treated with dignity and compassion,” Gordon said in a letter defending the measure to Wyoming Secretary of State Chuck Gray.
Despite the fact that there are states in the United States that have almost total bans on abortion — and which already prohibit this type of pill — Wyoming has been the first to carry out explicit regulation of these drugs.
In this sense, the state governor has announced that he will allow another measure to go ahead, the so-called ‘Life is a Human Right’ Law, which proposes prohibiting abortion in almost any circumstance and would classify the interruption of a pregnancy as a serious crime .
Wyoming’s restriction on abortion drugs comes as a Texas judge awaits a preliminary ruling that could order the US Food and Drug Administration to withdraw its approval of mifepristone, one of the most widely used abortion pills. pregnancy, according to ‘The New York Times’.
If the ruling were to go ahead, it would affect states across the country, including those where abortion is legal, as well as states with bans and restrictions.