In the last few years we have seen a large amount of anti-choice legislation passing state legislatures, restricting a woman’s right to an abortion and adding roadblocks to abortion access.
Because of this trend, it’s become pretty surprising when a proposed abortion restriction is actually rejected by a state. But Wyoming has become a welcome exception.
The Wyoming House voted to reject a mandatory ultrasound bill, saying it isn’t right to legislate a doctor’s relationship with his or her patient. The bill was voted down 32-23.
Opponents of Brechtel’s bill included Recluse Republican Rep. Sue Wallis. She says she once had to make a difficult decision to terminate a pregnancy.
Casper Republican Rep. Lisa Shepperson also spoke against Brechtel’s bill. Shepperson says she doesn’t want the government interfering in her relationship with her doctor.
This is a stark contrast to states like Texas, who not only are passing a mandatory ultrasound bill, but the Republican governor has ordered it to be “fast-tracked” as an emergency bill.
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