WyoFile is committed to keeping residents informed about the legality of abortion in Wyoming.
There have been three bans, two court cases and significant legal wrangling over the subject since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Still, most abortion remains legal in the state, often sought via two physical clinics and online organizations dispensing abortion-inducing medications.
Going forward, WyoFile will continue to follow federal, state and local challenges that could affect abortion procedures and medications around Wyoming.
Check out our timeline and already extensive coverage below.
After 30 years as a judge, Justice Keith Kautz must retire because of Wyoming’s age laws. The governor, a defendant in a major abortion ban suit, will appoint a replacement.
Recent state filings argue that both abortion bans are constitutional, citing historical intent, the Dobbs decision and other court cases.
Expert testimony shows real-world impacts of bans, which helps prove their unconstitutionality, plaintiffs state.
Lorna Green set fire to Wellspring Health Access before it could open and start providing reproductive care, including abortions.
Filing claims there are no disputes over facts, only points of law, lays out constitutional arguments.
Plaintiff’s proposed witnesses — which include religious, medical and legal experts — shouldn’t be allowed, the state argues.
Lawmakers and an anti-abortion group blocked from joining Wyoming’s abortion ban case have appealed the decision to the state supreme court.
Lorna Green, 22, faces at least five years in prison beginning immediately. Her exact sentence will be set in late September.
The law, set to take effect July 1, can’t be enforced until it is further considered by the court.
Jackson judge will decide next week whether to also halt a medication abortion ban.
Judge Owens rules to keep two legislators, right-to-life group and secretary of state out of lawsuit challenging abortion ban.
Lorna Green faces 5 and 20 years in prison if convicted. Her trial is set for July 24.
Defendants in Wyoming’s abortion law suit argue the Jackson judge shouldn’t stall medication ban’s enforcement.
Lorna Green has been summoned for arraignment early next month in Cheyenne. She faces between 5 and 20 years in prison.
If granted, temporary restraining order would delay state’s medication ban. A separate near-total abortion ban is also tied up in litigation.
Defendants state Chuck Gray has “no legal authority” to intervene. They don’t oppose other intervenors, but question the need for hearing or trial.
Abortion access proponents argue there isn’t a legal basis for lawmakers, secretary of state and anti-abortion group to join litigation.
Amid court battles over the state ban, Wellspring Health Access will provide both medication and surgical abortions.
Ninth District Court Judge Melissa Owens recently filed a point-by-point explanation of her reasoning for issuing a temporary restraining order against the law.
Wyoming patients and providers can still legally access mifepristone and have other options if it becomes illegal.
Wyoming Secretary of State Chuck Gray seeks to intervene in the lawsuit challenging the state’s near-total abortion ban. Gray, along with Reps. Rachel Rodriguez-Williams (R-Cody), Chip Neiman (R-Hulett) and Right to Life Wyoming, filed to join the case and defend the ban. Rodriguez-Williams, Neiman and RTLW failed to sway the same judge with a similar…
Gov. Gordon signs one bill to ban medication-induced abortions and lets another near-complete ban go into effect without his signature.
The governor, who must decide by March 18 whether to sign two measures outlawing abortion, is weighing questions of constitutionality and consequence.
Elevated Access has more than 1,000 volunteer pilots spanning the country, but none in the Equality State.
Two proposed laws would further restrict access to abortion care, one without exemptions for rape and incest.