Wyoming becomes first state to outlaw abortion pills

Wyoming’s Republican Gov. Mark Gordon signed a bill making it illegal to prescribe or dispense abortion pills, making his state the first to ban what has become the nation’s most common method of pregnancy termination.

The bill signed Friday comes at a time when the future of abortion drugs is hanging in the balance as a federal judge in Texas weighs whether to overturn the Food and Drug Administration’s 2000 approval of mifepristone, part of the two-pill abortion regimen.

Republican state Sen. Tim Salazar, the bill’s sponsor, said after the signing that “my promise to protect the unborn has been fulfilled.”

“Wyoming is the first in the nation to ban chemical abortion. Over 90% of abortions in Wyoming are chemical abo …

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