STATEMENT FROM WELLSPRING HEALTH ACCESS ON EMERGENCY STAY OF WYOMING ABORTION BAN
A Wyoming judge issued an emergency stay of a near-total abortion ban (HB 152) in Wyoming. By blocking the law from taking effect, the judge has ensured that abortion will remain legal in Wyoming while the cases work their way through the court system.
In response, Julie Burkhart, President of Wellspring Health Access, said:
“We are relieved and delighted that abortion will remain legal in Wyoming. Regardless of how anti-choice legislators try to spin it, abortion is health care, and Wyomingites have a constitutional right to that care. Every day that abortion is legal in Wyoming is a victory for patients, families, and communities.
“In the coming weeks, we will finally open the doors of our Casper facility and become the only surgical abortion provider in the state. With today’s order from Judge Melissa Owens, we can move ahead with our plans and finally begin to serve those who need abortion care in Wyoming.”