Wyoming Trigger Bill update

Published: Oct. 2, 2022 at 10:50 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A new party is throwing its hat into the Wyoming Trigger Bill ring.

A motion was recently put forth for review by the Alliance for Defending Freedom to add themselves to the defense of the Trigger Bill.

“Well, we’re very hopeful and confident that the court will agree that the law that was passed by the Wyoming Legislature that protects life, is something that was fully lawful, consistent with the Wyoming Constitution and in the best interest of both women and unborn children,” says Ryan Bangert, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Special Counsel Alliance Defending Freedom.

The group was hired by House Representatives Rachel Rodriguez Williams and Chip Neiman and the President of Wyoming Right to Life, Marti Halverson.

These two House Representatives wrote and introduced the Wyoming Trigger Bill, passed in the last legislative session.

In the legal case of Dobbs, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that states now have the right to decide their own legislation regarding abortion coverage.

Medical providers challenged the bill with an injunction for the burden and harm it could place on doctors, women and clinics in Wyoming before the law would have gone into effect.

The case is awaiting to be presented before the Wyoming Supreme Court while both sides gather evidence for the hearing.

“Abortion is health care, and your access to health care shouldn’t be dependent on where you live, and the same with Civil Liberties. Your rights as a human being shouldn’t be dependent on where you live. So when people are trying to take that right away from us, it’s a problem,” says Janna Farley, Communications Director, ACLU of Wyoming.

A hearing will be scheduled for late October, followed by the trial.

No specified day has been given yet.