Jackson abortion protest

Merritt Anderson, 25, holds her sign high and chants with the crowd during a rally on Town Square following a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion suggesting 5-4 support to overturn Roe v. Wade. Anderson said she was there to speak up for the people who maybe cannot. Kathryn Ziesig/Jackson Hole Daily

CHEYENNE – Wyoming abortion providers, an abortion fund and residents have filed a lawsuit that seeks to temporarily prevent enforcement of the state’s abortion ban. An emergency hearing on the case has been scheduled for Wednesday, which is the same day the law is to take effect.

The suit, filed Monday in Teton County District Court, argued that the ban would cause “irreparable harm” to Wyomingites, and that it violates the state’s constitution. This allegedly includes Article 1, Section 38, which says “each competent adult shall have the right to make his or her own health care decisions.”

Hannah Black is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s criminal justice reporter. She can be reached at hblack@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3128. Follow her on Twitter at @hannahcblack.

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