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Janna Farley,

February 14, 2023

Senate lawmakers amended Senate File 9, legislation that would expand Medicaid reimbursements to pharmacists, to include a provision that bans any Medicaid money from funding medication abortions in Wyoming.

The ACLU of Wyoming opposes this amendment. 

The following quote can be attributed to Antonio Serrano, ACLU of Wyoming advocacy director:

“Public insurance bans are government-imposed barriers to abortion access, the same as any other restriction that makes it difficult or impossible for people to obtain abortions. Everyone has the right to make their own decisions about whether to end a pregnancy without politicians withholding the resources they might need to make that decision — like Medicaid funding, if they qualify for it. Withholding the benefits we provide as a nation from the people who qualify for them and need them is dangerous and wrong.

“People, not politicians, should make their own health care decision — no matter how much money they make.

“Wyoming lawmakers are taking any opportunity they can to attack abortion rights. It’s never been more important to pay attention to what’s happening in Cheyenne and get involved.”