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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A decide will hear arguments Wednesday over whether or not abortions shall be allowed in Wyoming whereas a sweeping new ban will get challenged in her court docket.

The ban took impact Sunday, making abortion illegal in Wyoming regardless of earlier rulings by Teton County District Courtroom Choose Melissa Owens that blocked an earlier ban hours after it took impact final summer season.

Owens will now take into account whether or not to dam the brand new ban, too, whereas a lawsuit proceeds.

She’s not anticipated to instantly weigh in, although, on a distinct new Wyoming abortion legislation: a first-in-the-nation ban on abortion pills. Abortion-rights supporters are additionally seeking to stop that law, signed by Republican Gov. Mark Gordon on Friday, however it isn’t set to take impact till July 1.

Up to now, Owens has sympathized considerably with the 2 nonprofits, two medical doctors and two different ladies who’ve sued to dam Wyoming’s broader abortions bans.

In July, Owens discovered that their considerations that the legislation would hurt ladies and medical doctors and violate the state structure might have benefit. State lawmakers then wrote their new legislation to attempt to override these objections.

Owens in her July determination discovered {that a} 2012 state constitutional modification guaranteeing the fitting to make one’s personal well being care selections might permit abortion.

The brand new sweeping ban asserts that abortion isn’t well being care and the modification due to this fact doesn’t apply to abortion.

Gordon expressed reservations in regards to the new ban, at the same time as he allowed it to take impact with out his signature. He stated voters ought to resolve the constitutionality of abortion in Wyoming as an alternative of the Legislature addressing abortion piecemeal, 12 months after 12 months.

Wyoming has just one abortion supplier, a ladies’s well being clinic in Jackson that solely supplies treatment abortions however has been compelled to cease after the state’s broad ban took impact this week.

Wellspring Well being Entry has been planning to open a clinic in Casper that would supply surgical and drugs abortions. After an arson assault prevented that clinic from opening as deliberate final summer season, organizers hoped to open it subsequent month.

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