abortion http://wyomingpublicradio.net en House committee defeats anti-abortion bill http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/house-committee-defeats-anti-abortion-bill <p>A Wyoming House committee has voted to defeat a bill that would have made it felony for an abortion to be performed after an embryo or fetus has a heartbeat.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Representative Sue Wallis of Recluse testified that she’s had an abortion and it is nobody’s business but hers.</p><p>"Thank God this travesty of state-sponsored intrusion into my difficult decision at that time was not in place," Wallis said. "And I pray that it’s not foisted on my daughters or granddaughters."</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:05:06 +0000 Bob Beck 35881 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net House committee defeats anti-abortion bill Legislature to take on social issues http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/legislature-take-social-issues <p>The Wyoming Legislature will take on just about every possible hot-button social issue this week, hearing bills on guns, abortion and same-sex marriage.</p><p>House Speaker Tom Lubnau, a Republican from Gillette, says he's scheduled all the contentious social issue bills for hearings this week to save money on security.</p><p>Lubnau says the Legislature always increases its security when lawmakers consider gun and abortion issues because of the large crowds that typically turn out.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:02:30 +0000 The Associated Press 35826 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Legislature to take on social issues Wyo lawmakers face anti-abortion bills http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyo-lawmakers-face-anti-abortion-bills <p>Wyoming lawmakers are facing bills this session that would restrict access to abortion services.</p><p>Meanwhile, a group is capitalizing on the legal victory it won against the state last year that allows it to display an anti-abortion poster in a tunnel leading to the state Capitol.</p><p>The anti-abortion bills aren't set for a hearing until late in January. Abortion rights groups say they're gearing up for a fight and similar bills have been defeated in recent legislative sessions.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:12:33 +0000 Associated Press 35338 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyo lawmakers face anti-abortion bills Jackson considers new rules for event permits http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/jackson-considers-new-rules-event-permits <p>Jackson&#39;s Town Council is working on new rules to clarify the permitting process for allowing special events on the Town Square. &nbsp;</p><p>Town attorney Audrey Cohen-Davis says the new rules were in the works before a pro-life ministry group proposed putting up a controversial anti-abortion display on the Town Square. The town stopped the group from showing graphic images of fetuses during a Boy Scout Expo on the Town Square, a move which the Wyoming Supreme Court said violated the group&rsquo;s First Amendment rights. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:19:35 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 22979 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Jackson considers new rules for event permits Jackson Town Council allows abortion display, but not during elk antler auction http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/jackson-town-council-allows-abortion-display-not-during-elk-antler-auction <p>Jackson Town Councilors voted Monday to allow a ten-by-eighty-foot display, which could include graphic images of fetuses, on the Town Square. Texas-based Operation Save America would be allowed to put up the anti-abortion display for four days in May. But the council denied the group&#39;s request to set it up on a Saturday during the Boy Scouts annual elk antler auction.</p><p>Councilors said the content was not the problem, but that the display would compete for space with the Boy Scouts&#39; event.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:19:04 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 22690 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Jackson Town Council allows abortion display, but not during elk antler auction State settles lawsuit with anti-abortion group http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/state-settles-lawsuit-anti-abortion-group <p>&nbsp;The State of Wyoming has settled a federal<br />lawsuit filed by an anti-abortion group.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Under the settlement, the state admitted that state officials<br />violated the constitutional rights of WyWatch Family Action by<br />removing a display of materials it posted in a tunnel leading to<br />the state Capitol last year.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal approved the settlement<br />and dismissed the lawsuit on Thursday.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Under the settlement, the state admits that it Fri, 06 Apr 2012 17:11:38 +0000 Associated Press 22255 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net State settles lawsuit with anti-abortion group