By Dave Andrusko
Good news out of The Equality State. Two pro-life bills are expected to be signed into law this week by Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead. That in addition to the defeat of an assisted suicide bill [HB 121]make the first three months of 2017 a great start.
On Monday the Wyoming Senate passed an ultrasound bill which had already passed in the House (one provision that differed was ironed out in negotiations). House Bill 182 requires that the abortionist offer a pregnant woman the opportunity to view an ultrasound of her child and hear her baby’s heartbeat. This is an option, not a mandate.
Specifically, HB 182 requires abortionists to “orally and in person inform the pregnant woman that she has a right to view an active ultrasound of the unborn child and hear the heartbeat of the unborn child if the heartbeat is audible.”
In addition, the Wyoming House and Senate passed HB 116. The bill would prohibit the sale, transfer, or distribution of “any tissue or cells from an aborted child” for the purpose of experimentation.
“Wyoming is on the right path to providing expectant mothers with true informed consent by providing this ‘window to the womb,’” said Ingrid Duran, NRLC director of State Legislation. “Ultrasound laws have the power to change hearts and minds and save lives. The people of Wyoming should be proud to know that their Legislature stands by the dignity of all preborn children and went a step further by ensuring that their remains not be treated like fodder for a laboratory experiment.”