Julie Burkhart, founder, and president of Wellspring Health Access released the following statement today after Teton County District Judge Melissa Owens issued a preliminary injunction against the state’s abortion ‘trigger ban’, preventing the ban from taking effect. Wellspring Health Access is one of six plaintiffs in the lawsuit challenging the ‘trigger ban’.
“Today’s ruling is an important victory for abortion access in Wyoming and in support of Wyomingites’ constitutionally protected right to make decisions about their own health care, which includes abortion care.”
“While we are heartened by today’s outcome, we know the fight to keep abortion legal in Wyoming is far from over. We remain committed to doing everything we can to both protect the legal right to abortion in Wyoming and ensure that patients can actually receive the reproductive health care they need. We are still working toward opening our clinic in Casper in the coming months, which will be a major step forward for comprehensive reproductive health care access in the state. We are grateful for the support we are receiving from communities across Wyoming as we continue this important work.”