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Senate File 128 is what’s called a “fetal personhood” bill—a cookie-cutter proposal from the anti-abortion camp that increases the legal rights of fetuses—while attorneys say the bill removes protections from pregnant women.
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The proposal is narrowly tailored to only prevent job-related discrimination. This is an effort to bypass opposition that has killed similar—but more wide-ranging—bills each of the past five years.
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Similar measures have failed for each of the past six years, depriving Wyoming of hundreds of millions of dollars and denying low-income residents access to healthcare.
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The proposals would create “waiting periods” before a woman can receive an abortion, penalize doctors for not reporting the procedure in detail, and give human rights to clumps of fetal tissue.
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Spoiler alert: The bill is also co-sponsored by Eli Bebout. Who says a Wyoming State Legislator can't get a little something for himself?
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A solid majority of House representatives voted on first reading for HB-145, which would remove capital punishment from Wyoming law. It seems likely that the measure will advance to the Senate.
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After seeing their sacred cow die twice, Senate leadership pushed a replacement bill through the friendlier Agriculture Committee, and a similar bill advanced in the House.
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Wyoming women who have children and who work low-paying, unstable jobs would be most at risk of losing access to healthcare under two proposed bills.
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Sen. Charles Scott, who has led the fight against Medicaid expansion in Wyoming for years, is sponsoring the measure to provide "up-to-date" information.
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A 9-0 committee vote gives the bill momentum as it moves to the full House for debate. But questions remain whether the Legislature is ready to accept CBD and whether it will provide funding for hemp farming infrastructure.
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The primary voting bill died—again. But the situation showed how back-door pressure, sketchy committee switches, and other behind-closed-doors moves shape what's supposed to be a public process.
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Former gun lobbyist Sen. Anthony Bouchard and his co-sponsors were the only people who spoke in favor of the bill.