Gordon Vetoes Abortion Bill Over Fears Of Unintended Pro-Abortion Rights Consequences


     Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has vetoed a bill that would have put up significant barriers to abortion in case the state’s current near-total ban on abortion is tossed out by the courts.

      The barriers included requirements that facilities providing surgical abortions be licensed as outpatient surgical centers and that women must get ultrasounds at least 48 hours before an abortion. 

     Gordon said he agrees with the philosophy behind the bill, but is certain it will be challenged in court – which could be costly and actually slow down efforts to ban abortions in the state. 

      Governor Gordon did sign a bill banning gender-affirming medical care for transgender minors. That puts Wyoming among at least 24 states, including Nebraska and South Dakota, with restrictions or bans on such care.