- Wyoming became the first state to ban abortion drugs after the bill passed Friday.
- The Life is a Human Rights Act makes it a felony to prescribe or sell abortion pills.
- In allowing the bill to pass, Gov. Mark Gordon said he “acted without prejudice and after much prayer.”
As the nation’s battle against abortion-inducing drugs continues, Wyoming became the first state to ban abortion drugs after the “Life is a Human Rights Act” became state law Friday night. .
Governor Mark Gordon refused to veto the bill, so after sitting unsigned and returned to the legislature for three days, the bill automatically became law.
Under “life is an act of human rightsPrescribing or selling abortion drugs, including mifepristone and misoprostol, is a felony punishable by five years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.
The bill “is passed without my signature because it appears to be the legislature’s will,” Gordon said Friday. letter Wyoming Secretary of State Chuck Gray. However, he added, “I believe more than ever that if Congress seeks a final resolution on this important issue, it may eventually have to go through a constitutional amendment.”
Gordon signed into law on Friday.”Ban on chemical spillsThe bill makes the manufacture, distribution, and sale of abortion pills a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in prison and a maximum fine of $9,000. It is not known if Wyoming currently manufactures abortion pills.
“I have acted without prejudice and after extensive prayers to enable these bills to become law,” Gordon’s letter to Gray cites his pro-life voting record. added.
Wyoming was the first territory in the United States to give women the right to vote. National Park Servicebefore the region became a state after passing a law providing suffrage for women in 1869. A struggle is taking place.
Representatives for Gordon, Gray, and Rep. Rachel Rodriguez-Williams, who supported the Life Is Human Rights Act, did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.