Abortion’s Legality in Wyoming

Abortion remains legal in Wyoming at this time.

After the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June of 2022, Chelsea’s Fund has been involved in litigation to uphold the right to an abortion in Wyoming. In July of 2022, we filed suit to stop the Wyoming abortion ban from taking effect on July 27th. In response the District Court has granted a preliminary injunction blocking Wyoming’s abortion ban from going into effect until they can hear the case. In November of 2022, the District Court referred the case to the Wyoming Supreme Court for decision. In December of 2022, the Wyoming Supreme Court declined to hear the case. We are awaiting the District Court’s next steps in the case.

Timeline

  • June 24th, 2022 – SCOTUS releases Dobb’s decision, overturning Roe v. Wade.
  • July 25th, 2022 – Chelsea’s Fund and other plaintiffs file suit to prevent Wyoming’s abortion ban from going into effect on July 27th.
  • July 28th, 2022 – District Court temporarily blocks abortion ban to give court time to consider our lawsuit.
  • August 10th, 2022 – District Court grants preliminary injunction blocking abortion ban until the case can be decided.
  • November 30th, 2022 – District Court denies petition from Wyoming Right to Life to intervene in the case.
  • November 30th, 2022 – District Court refers the case to the Wyoming Supreme Court.
  • December 20th, 2022 – Wyoming Supreme Court declines to hear the case at this time.
  • December 29th, 2022 – Wyoming Right to Life files an appeal of their denied motion to intervene.