On Friday, June 24, 2022 history was made with the overturn of the evil Roe v. Wade decision. It is a day that I will remember for the rest of my life. Yet, one of my favorite parts about the overturn of Roe has been the flood of milestones which have succeeded it. Each one is another reason for the life-affirming community to rejoice in our victory and be motivated to achieve even more victories. The state of Wyoming reached one such milestone by becoming the first state in the post-Roe era to make it illegal to “prescribe, dispense, distribute, sell, or use any drug for the purpose of procuring or performing an abortion.” This bold law will go into effect in July of this year.
Wyoming is stepping up to a challenge that every state is now having to grapple with. Conventional abortion mills may be shuttering their doors, but that does not mean an end to abortion. More and more vulnerable women are being lured by online ads pushing abortion pills, which conveniently fail to fully disclose the risks associated with their ingestion. Spellbound by the media’s constant reassurances that the only way for a woman to be empowered is to kill her children in favor of a career, girls will order these drugs and make a decision that many regret for the rest of their lives.
Every state in the nation and even our national government should be rushing to emulate the courageous state of Wyoming. Abortion pill companies offer false promises so they can make their dirty profits. Our daughters deserve better than to become the next victims of the abortion industry.
The floodgates have been opened to the pro-life movement. This is the opportunity we have been waiting generations for. As history looks back on this time, will they remember us as heroes who courageously defended the women and girls who fall victim to a predatory industry, or will we be remembered as cowards who squandered a chance to make a difference? The state of Wyoming has chosen how they will answer this question. How will you answer?