The United States: Wyoming Becomes the First American State to Ban Abortive Pill?

The governor of this state has also called on legislators to include a total ban on abortion in the Wyoming Constitution.

The most widely used pill for medical abortions, RU 486 tablets.

On Friday, March 17th, Wyoming became the first U.S. state to ban the abortion pill, marking a new victory for conservatives who seek to roll back access to abortion in the United States. “I believe that all life is sacred and that every individual, including unborn children, must be treated with dignity and compassion,” said Governor Mark Gordon on Friday night. He also urged legislators to go further by putting a total ban on abortion into the Wyoming Constitution and putting it up for a vote by the citizens.
This decision comes at a time when many opponents of abortion are trying to ban the abortifacient pill across the US, following the Supreme Court’s decision last year to bury the right to abortion at the federal level. Since then, fifteen states have decided to ban all abortions on their territory.
A decision on this matter is also expected soon in the Amarillo, Texas court, where a very conservative federal judge is to make a decision about a possible federal ban on mifepristone (RU 486), the most widely used pill for medical abortions. This judge, Matthew Kacsmaryk, could order it to be taken off the market across the country.