December will bring dueling abortion hearings

JACKSON — With a Dec. 14 hearing fast approaching, both sides in a closely watched legal fight over abortion access in Wyoming agree on one thing: pressing ahead.

“This case needs to get decided and we need to move it forward,” said Special Assistant Attorney General Jay Jerde, who is defending two laws passed by the state Legislature. One is a general ban on abortions with some exceptions and the other outlaws medication abortions.

Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Melissa Owens asked the parties Thursday if an upcoming Dec. 14 summary judgment hearing should be postponed, pending a Wyoming...


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