Preliminary hearing on Wyoming abortion ban

Ninth District Court Judge Melissa Owens issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday blocking enforcement of Wyoming's law banning most abortions in the state.

Ninth District Judge Melissa Owens has granted a preliminary injunction against Wyoming's abortion ban, protecting abortion access until the case is ultimately decided.

The Wyoming Supreme Court can overturn the decision, if the state appeals it, but the preliminary injunction will otherwise likely remain in effect until Owens' Jackson court hears a trial on the merits of the case.

Contact Kate Ready at 732-7076 or kready@jhnewsandguide.com.

Kate Ready covers criminal justice and emergency news. Originally from Denver, Kate studied English Literature at UC Berkeley and is excited to bring her love for the mountains and storytelling to Jackson.

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