Description: 

House Bill 140 would require an individual seeking an abortion to wait 48 hours after being informed they can get an ultrasound.

ACLU position: 

The ACLU of Wyoming opposes House Bill 140. This bill is unnecessary and would create barriers for individuals seeking an abortion in Wyoming.

Government-mandated delays serve no purpose other than to make obtaining an abortion more difficult, dangerous, and expensive for the women who are least able to bear the burden of an unwanted pregnancy.  The harm of such restrictions is felt most by those who have the fewest resources - poor women, minors, rural women, working women without insurance or sick leave, and battered women.

Sponsors

Representative(s) Tass, Edwards, Gray, Hallinan, Jennings and Loucks and Senator(s) Biteman, Hicks and Steinmetz

Status

Passed House

Session

2019

Bill number

Position

Oppose

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