Wyo. House Debate Blocking Abortion Funding Through UW, Community College Insurance Plans - Community College News Now

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Wyo. House Debate Blocking Abortion Funding Through UW, Community College Insurance Plans



by Brendan LaChance

The Wyoming House of Representatives passed House Bill 253 on first reading, legislation which in its initial form aimed to prohibit the University of Wyoming from using any funding it controls to provide either elective abortions for students or “group health insurance that provides coverage of elective abortions for students.”

The House amended the legislation prior to their first reading vote to also prohibit community colleges from using any “general funds, federal funds or other funds” under their control for elective abortions or group insurance that provides abortions.

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