Washington D.C., Apr 8, 2021 / 16:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon on Wednesday signed a bill protecting infants who survive botched abortions.
Wyoming’s Senate File 34, known as “Born alive infant-means of care,” requires that any “commonly accepted means of care that would be rendered to any other infant born alive shall be employed in the treatment of any viable infant aborted alive.” It requires any physician performing an abortion to “take medically appropriate and reasonable steps to preserve the life and health of an infant born alive.”
Gordon vetoed a similar “born-alive” bill last year.
Michael Pearlman, communications director for Gordon, told CNA in an email that “Last year’s bill was different from the one brought this year.”
“In the Governor’s opinion, this bill met with the Governor’s pro-life and pro-family convictions,” Pearlman said. The new law is scheduled to go into effect in July.