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Most senior Wyoming Senator speaks out against bill that bans chemical abortions

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A bill that would ban chemical abortions in Wyoming passed on second reading in the Senate, but not without comments from the longest sitting Senator. Casper Republican Charles Scott noted that SF 83 takes the position of many churches' doctrine and that if it passed would save many human lives.

But Scott noted not all churches share that view and that his own church leaves this decision up to the pregnant woman. He said he can’t support a bill that doesn’t recognize both sides.

“It establishes the religious doctrine of one set of churches and prevents the members of my church and a number of other churches…and a number of independent people who disagree with that doctrine from… as a practical matter following the tenets of their beliefs,” said Scott.

Cheyenne Sen. Lynn Hutchings, who supports the bill, said she sees it as a worldview clash and not a religious clash. The bill will be debated one more time.

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