Abortion advocates file new motion to continue block on Wyoming abortion ban

Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators hold signs in front of Wellspring Health Access in...
Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators hold signs in front of Wellspring Health Access in Casper. Wellspring is one of six plaintiffs filing for the injunction.(Katie Reed)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 6:10 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - On Wednesday, August 3, Wyoming abortion providers, residents, and a state abortion fund filed a new motion and supporting memo in district court to continue the block on Wyoming’s abortion trigger ban.

A motion was first filed on July 25, and the ban has been blocked since July 27 after a Teton County judge issued a temporary restraining order the day it was set to take effect. The TRO prevents Wyoming officials from enforcing the ban.

In the filing, the plaintiffs argue that the abortion ban violates the Wyoming Constitution’s guarantee of the right to health care access. They are also arguing the ban would cause “irreparable harm” to residents and abortion providers in the state.

A hearing on the motion for a preliminary injunction will be held on Tuesday, August 9.

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