Abortion bill fails in Wyoming Senate

2011-02-26T00:00:00Z Abortion bill fails in Wyoming SenateBy the Star-Tribune staff Casper Star-Tribune Online
February 26, 2011 12:00 am  • 

A bill that would have required physicians to offer an ultrasound to pregnant women who are planning an abortion, failed in the Wyoming Senate on Friday.

Following a brief caucus, the Senate defeated House Bill 251 on a 15-14 standing vote. Sen. Leland Christensen, R-Jackson, who was sitting in the chair for the committee-of-the-whole action, cast the deciding no vote to break a 14-14 tie.

The bill previously passed the House.

Supporters said the bill would save the lives of unborn children because most women who view an ultrasound of their fetus decide against abortion.

Opponents said the bill is an intrusion into the doctor-patient relationship and is unnecessary because there is only one abortion provider in Wyoming.

Sen. Curt Meier, R-LaGrange, a sponsor of the bill, argued the bill allows women to have an informed choice and has nothing to do with religion.

 

 

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