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Legislature sends anti-abortion measure to the governor


Sen. Cale Case
Bob Beck
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Sen Cale Case

The Wyoming Senate gave final approval to a bill that intends to ban abortion in Wyoming if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe versus Wade. The bill is part of a national effort by several states to anticipate action by the high court and have an anti-abortion law ready to go. During the final debate, Lander Sen.Cale Case opposed the bill.

“This bill tells women what they have to do with their bodies. It’s a form of bondage to have the state be in control of these very intimate, personal, private decisions,” said Case.

Case added that the bill is vague and lacks information on what the Supreme Court will rule on. The Senate version of the bill makes an exception in the case of rape or incest, something the House had previously rejected. But the Senate accepted the change and sent the bill to the governor for his consideration.

Bob Beck has been News Director of Wyoming Public Radio since 1988. During his time as News Director WPR has won over 100 national, regional and state news awards.
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