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Wyoming U.S. senators praise Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis (both R-WY)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wyoming’s Republican U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis is applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn constitutional protection for abortion granted since Roe v. Wade. 

“As a fierce pro-life advocate, I applaud the decision issued today by the Supreme Court. Abortion should have never been a federal issue to begin with, and I’m pleased the control over this issue returned to where it belongs — in the hands of duly-elected state legislatures,” Lummis said. “I am also glad to see the leaked draft opinion and the attempts by leftist protesters to sway the court’s opinion did not have any impact on this constitutionally sound decision. I remain concerned at the precedent the leak sets, and am hopeful the person responsible for the leak will be found and prosecuted for this crime.”

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued his statement of support for the court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Twitter.

“The Supreme Court today ruled to return power back to states to legislate in a way that reflects the will of their voters,” he wrote.

“Opponents of this decision want unlimited, on-demand abortions — for any reason — up until the moment of birth. With today’s decision, the United States will no longer have the same anti-life laws as countries like communist China and North Korea,” Barrasso said in his release.

Earlier this year, the Wyoming legislature put a “trigger law” into place, which would ban abortions in the state, taking effect five days after the state certifies any Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Exceptions to the ban would be in cases of incest, rape, or if the woman is at risk of serious, irreversible harm or death by carrying on the pregnancy. Not included in the exceptions are psychological or emotional conditions.