Wyo lawmakers face anti-abortion bills

Jan 16, 2013

Wyoming lawmakers are facing bills this session that would restrict access to abortion services.

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.

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.

One bill, sponsored by Republican Rep. Kendell Kroeker of Evansville would prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is audible.

Another bill would require doctors performing abortions to offer the woman an opportunity beforehand to view an ultrasound of the unborn fetus and listen to its heartbeat.