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Judge suspends ban on abortion pills

Judge Melissa Owens of the 9th Judicial Court has placed a temporary restraining order on the new law prohibiting the use of abortion pills in Wyoming. The injunction will remain in place while the plaintiffs and state continue to argue the constitutionality of the law, which was passed earlier this year by the Wyoming Legislature.

Due to this decision, abortion remains legal in Wyoming for now.

Earlier this year, Owens placed a temporary restraining order on the “Life is a Human Right Act” of 2023, which itself invalidated the “trigger ban” from the year before. It also bans abortion in most...

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