Plans for a reproductive healthcare clinic that will provide abortion services to Casper next month are unaffected by the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion saying justices could overturn Roe v. Wade.
That’s according to Julie Burkhart, president of the company opening the clinic, Wellspring Health Access. Burkhart said the fact that judges can strike down abortion rights is more of a reason to fight for abortion access in Wyoming.
“At the end of the day, we just felt it was more important to keep pushing forward and fighting these battles if and when they appear,” Burkhart said.
Burkhart said they decided to open a reproductive health clinic that offers surgical abortions because concerned residents contacted her.
“There are all of these unknowns out there that could be detrimental, but we felt it was up to the people in the state and in the community to continue to push the work forward and not sit and wait,” he said. she declared.
Last month, opponents of abortion rights demonstrated outside the site of the future clinic in Casper.
This clinic will be the only facility in the state to offer surgical abortions. A clinic in Jackson offers medical abortions. The Wyoming State Legislature passed what is called a trigger law during the last session. If Roe v. Wade is canceled, in five days abortion would be illegal in the state.