Court Temporarily Blocks Wyoming’s New Abortion Ban

The Casper Star-Tribune reports:

Abortion is legal again in Wyoming after a Teton County judge Wednesday temporarily blocked a new ban on the procedure while a new legal challenge winds through the courts. The Life is a Human Right Act took effect on midnight Saturday after Gov. Mark Gordon [photo] allowed it to become law without his signature.

The legislation, sponsored by Cody Republican Rep. Rachel Rodriguez-Williams, attempted to speed the end of abortion in Wyoming by answering legal questions raised by a lawsuit challenging last year’s trigger ban.

Unlike last year’s trigger ban, the Life is a Human Right Act requires cases of rape and incest to be reported to law enforcement before a legal abortion could be performed. The ban also states that life begins at conception, and that abortion is not a form of health care.

Read the full article. A separate lawsuit filed yesterday seeks to block Wyoming’s ban on abortion pills.