Wyoming Republican Gov. Mark Gordon gave pro-life Americans grounds to celebrate last week when signed a bill banning the use of abortion pills in his state.
According to The Hill, Wyoming is the first state to pass legislation that specifically targets abortion-inducing drugs. The new law is set to take effect in July barring a legal challenge.
Wyoming governor signs ban on abortion pills https://t.co/Vo37bN4fgv pic.twitter.com/DNLES5ItH1
— The Hill (@thehill) March 18, 2023
Antonio Serrano serves as advocacy director for the Wyoming American Civil Liberties Union, and The Hill noted that he condemned Gordon's decision to sign the abortion pill ban.
"A person’s health, not politics, should guide important medical decisions — including the decision to have an abortion," Serrano was quoted as saying in a statement.
A number of states have moved to protect children from abortion since the Supreme Court ruled last summer that there is no constitutional right to the procedure.
Wyoming's abortion pill ban comes just over four months after voters in neighboring Montana rejected the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, which would have required medical professionals to care for premature babies as well as those who survive botched abortions.
What's more, Fox News reported this weekend that a Montana judge recently threw out a state law which requires girls under 16 to secure parental consent before seeking an abortion.
Lila Rose is the founder of a pro-life organization called Live Action, and she told Fox News that "children in Montana are not protected from the brutal violence of abortion."
"Pro-abortion forces are running wild in Montana, with a judge even mandating that young girls can obtain abortions without parental consent," Rose asserted.
"This is an incredibly destructive policy that opens the door for rampant human trafficking and puts children of every age in grave danger," the activist complained.
Rose also blamed the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act's failure on media bias and outside money from pro-abortion forces, saying, "Americans, including my friends in the great state of Montana, choose pro-life protections when given access to the pro-life message."
"The pro-life side was outspent and out-communicated in Montana during the 2022 midterms. Because of that loss, children in Montana are not protected from the brutal violence of abortion, even up to the moment of birth and after," she added.
Fox News noted that lawmakers in Montana have put forward the Infant Safety and Care Act, legislation with similar provisions to the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act.