December 3, 2023

USA: Wyoming first state to ban abortion pills | the world

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The state of Wyoming on Friday (17) became the first state in the US to ban the use of the abortion pill, a new victory in a campaign by conservative governments to reform access to termination of pregnancy.

Republican Gov. Mark Gordon has urged lawmakers to add a blanket ban on abortion to the Wyoming constitution. and submit to a public vote.

In federal court in Amarillo, Texas (South), a judge will soon rule on a national ban on mifepristone, which was approved by the FDA more than a decade ago.

Texas Judge Matthew Kasmaric may order mifepristone, which has been sold legally for years, to be withdrawn from the market nationwide.

Texas lawmakers are also considering a plan that would block state Internet service providers from accessing sites where the pills are sold and distributed by mail order.

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a landmark 1973 decision establishing abortion as a constitutional right, activists across the country have sought ways to end its ban.

About 15 US states already restrict access to mifepristone by requiring a doctor’s prescription, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health research group.