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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.

  • U.S. District Court Judge Joseph H. McKinley issued an order banning enforcement of Kentucky’s dilation and evacuation ban (HB 454) until the trial takes place in November.

  • A federal judge in Iowa temporarily blocked 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. The law, which was set to take effect on July 1, 2018, will be put on hold while the court resolves the case.

  • Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) signed HB 2381, which calls for a monument to be erected on the state capitol campus as a reminder of “unborn children,” and in memory of “the victims of abortion, babies, women, and men.” The law takes effect immediately.

  • Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer (R) signed SB 284, which allows child-placement agencies to refuse to participate in any placement of a child for foster care or adoption when the proposed placement of such child would violate the agency’s “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Over 650 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 152

71   81

Senators 36

18   18

  • Laws 18
  • People 13
  • 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 4
  • 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 Hawaii

Representatives 51

5   46

Senators 26

  26

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

Active Laws in the Database 3

Wyoming Illinois

Representatives 123

55   68

Senators 60

23   37

  • Laws 51
  • People 153
  • 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 142

50   92

Senators 47

14   33

  • Laws 32
  • People 89
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database 2

Wyoming Massachusetts

Representatives 159

34   123   2

Senators 40

7   33

  • 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 79
  • People 201
  • 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

220   176

Senators 24

14   10

  • Laws 39
  • People 88
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database 3

Related to: Fetal Homicide, LGBTQ

Wyoming New Jersey

Assembly Members 85

26   59

Senators 40

15   25

  • Laws 50
  • People 25
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database none

Wyoming New Mexico

Representatives 71

33   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 151

42   109

Senators 66

31   35

  • Laws 56
  • People 164
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database none

Wyoming Oregon

Representatives 61

26   35

Senators 31

14   17

  • Laws 18
  • People 36
  • Organizations 0
  • Cases 0

Active Laws in the Database none

Wyoming Rhode Island

Representatives 75

10   64   1

Senators 38

5   33

  • Laws 56
  • People 51
  • 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 since 2013. As states introduce bills during the 2018 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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