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  • NEW! Check out Rewire.News‘ focus on religious imposition laws. These laws are designed to shield private individuals and businesses from complying with nondiscrimination laws based on a religious objection to that service.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed SB 1140, which allows child-placement agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples or LGBTQ individuals looking to adopt. The law allows child-placement agencies to refuse to participate in any placement of a child for foster care or adoption when the proposed placement would violate the written religious or moral convictions or policies of the agency.

  • Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) signed SF 359, which prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. A fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks of pregnancy and well before many people even realize that they are pregnant. Planned Parenthood of Heartland plans to file a lawsuit.

  • The state of Kentucky agreed to temporarily delay enforcement of HB 454, which bans D&E abortions if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is eleven weeks or greater, until the preliminary injunction hearing which is scheduled for June 5, 2018.

  • A federal judge temporarily blocked Mississippi’s 15 week abortion ban, HB 1510, a day after it was signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant (R). The complaint has since been amended to include additional state laws and regulations that impose an undue burden on a pregnant person’s access to abortion.

  • Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) signed LB 944, a budget bill which prohibits Title X funds from being granted to organizations that perform, assist with the performance of, counsel in favor of or refer patients for abortion services.

  • Over 640 bills designed to restrict access to reproductive health care have been filed during the 2017-2018 legislative sessions.

Rewire.News Legislative Tracker is an easily searchable database of the laws, people, organizations, and litigation involved in sexual and reproductive health and justice in the United States, as well as the connections among them. Primarily focused on the anti-choice universe, the database provides factual summaries of key topics, lawsuits, and laws. It is available for use by the public with credit to Rewire.News.

Rewire.News Legislative Tracker makes use of data from the Sunlight Foundation’s Open States project for legislature counts and legislator information.

Learn about our methodology.

Wyoming Connecticut

Representatives 151

71   80

Senators 36

18   18

  • Laws 18
  • People 12
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database 3

Related to: Insurance Coverage

Wyoming Delaware

Representatives 41

16   25

Senators 21

10   11

  • Laws 3
  • People 15
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database 2

Related to: Insurance Coverage

Wyoming District of Columbia

Councilmembers 13

  11   2

  • Laws 1
  • People 1
  • Organizations 4
  • Cases 4

Active Laws in the Database none

Wyoming Federal

0

  • Laws
  • People
  • Organizations
  • Cases

Active Laws in the Database none

Wyoming Florida

Representatives 121

77   44

Senators 39

23   16

  • Laws 51
  • People 77
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database 9

Related to: LGBTQ, Admitting Privileges, Fetal Tissue, Funding Restrictions for Family Planning, Human Embryo and Fetal Research, Insurance Coverage, Later Abortion, Omnibus (multiple topics), Reporting Requirements, Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers, Fetal Homicide, Forced Ultrasound, Physicians Reporting Requirements

Wyoming Hawaii

Representatives 52

5   47

Senators 25

  25

  • Laws 21
  • People 41
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database 3

Wyoming Illinois

Representatives 118

51   67

Senators 59

22   37

  • Laws 50
  • People 148
  • Organizations 1
  • Cases 1

Active Laws in the Database 5

Related to: LGBTQ, Sex Ed and Abstinence Only

Wyoming Maine

Representatives 151

70   74   7

Senators 35

18   17

  • Laws 22
  • People 65
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database 10

Related to: Insurance Coverage

Wyoming Maryland

Delegates 141

50   91

Senators 48

14   34

  • Laws 32
  • People 81
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database 2

Wyoming Massachusetts

Representatives 160

34   124   2

Senators 41

7   34

  • Laws 42
  • People 110
  • Organizations 1
  • Cases 1

Active Laws in the Database 6

Wyoming Minnesota

Representatives 134

77   57

Senators 67

34   33

  • Laws 74
  • People 198
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database 3

Related to: Insurance Coverage

Wyoming Nevada

Assembly Members 42

15   27

Senators 21

9   11   1

  • Laws 5
  • People 14
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database none

Wyoming New Hampshire

Representatives 396

221   175

Senators 24

14   10

  • Laws 39
  • People 80
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database 3

Related to: Fetal Homicide, LGBTQ

Wyoming New Jersey

Assembly Members 81

26   55

Senators 41

15   26

  • Laws 50
  • People 23
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database none

Wyoming New Mexico

Representatives 70

32   38

Senators 42

16   26

  • Laws 28
  • People 25
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database 1

Related to: LGBTQ

Wyoming New York

Assembly Members 148

40   108

Senators 66

31   35

  • Laws 56
  • People 162
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database none

Wyoming Oregon

Representatives 60

25   35

Senators 30

13   17

  • Laws 18
  • People 26
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database none

Wyoming Rhode Island

Representatives 75

10   64   1

Senators 39

5   34

  • Laws 55
  • People 47
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database 1

Related to: LGBTQ

Wyoming Vermont

Representatives 143

53   83   7

Senators 26

7   19

  • Laws 3
  • People 78
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database none

Wyoming Washington

Representatives 98

48   50

Senators 49

23   26

  • Laws 51
  • People 163
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database none

Color Database includes all anti-choice bills introduced in the 2013-2015 legislative sessions.


Laws

Looking for information about a particular law? This database contains an archive of legislation, including summaries and analyses of the bills. Currently, the database contains all of the anti-choice bills introduced in every state for the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 legislative sessions. As states introduce bills during the 2017 legislative session, we are adding them to the database. Be sure to check back periodically as Rewire will be updating and expanding the information in this database on a regular basis.

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People

Start here if you’re looking for information about legislators who have authored, sponsored, or otherwise supported anti-choice legislation. Rewire Legislative Tracker has provided links that show how people are connected to specific laws. The database allows users to click through to a page for each person, with contact information, the person’s position or job description, and a list of legislation with which that person is associated. Rewire Legislative Tracker uses Open States (openstates.org) to provide basic information about legislators.

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Organizations

Many of the anti-choice bills proposed in recent years have been written and promulgated by national organizations with ties to the political Right. This database identifies bills that are based on “model” laws written by these organizations, and contains the names and descriptions of those organizations. It also lists the organizations involved in challenging various bills in court.s.

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Cases

Want to know whether a particular law is being challenged in court? This database contains a summary of key legal cases related to anti-choice legislation along with links to relevant court filings and documents.

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