Wyoming Abortion Bills Sent to Senate Agriculture Committee
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two of three bills currently in the Wyoming Legislature are being sent to the Senate Agriculture Committee for consideration.
The assignment has led Wyoming Democratic Party Executive Director Aimee Van Cleave to question why the bills aren't being considered by the Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee. She says the committee assignment seems to equate women to livestock.
The two bills before the agriculture committee would make selling tissue from aborted fetuses a felony crime and would require doctors to offer women an ultrasound before an abortion.
Senate President Eli Bebout, who assigned the bills to the committees, says the labor and health committee is busy and the agriculture group had more time. He says any allegations that women are being equated to cattle are ridiculous.