A bill that would mandate a 48-hour waiting period for performing abortions in Wyoming has been filed in the Wyoming Legislature.

The measure would include an exception to the 48-hour rule: ''Except when necessary, according to appropriate medical judgment, to preserve the woman from an imminent peril that substantially endangers her life or health,"

Because the 2020 session of the Wyoming Legislature is a budget session, non-budget items such as House Bill 197 will require a 2/3 majority vote for introduction.

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