WYOMING NARAL NEEDS HELP TO KEEP ABORTION SAFE AND LEGAL BY DEFEATING AN ABORTION BAN BALLOT MEASURE

The following  note, for your information (and your support, if you so
choose), was passed along  to me  by a  Wyoming activist  for abortion
rights, with  the request  that it  be posted  to appropriate Internet
lists.  Questions can be directed to [email protected]

[email protected]-
                       WYOMING NARAL NEEDS HELP
                   TO KEEP ABORTION SAFE AND LEGAL
             BY DEFEATING AN ABORTION BAN BALLOT MEASURE
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Abortion opponents  in Wyoming  have secured  a sufficient  number  of
signatures to  place a  measure on the 1994 general election ballot --
to effectively  ban abortion  in the  state.   Under the  terms of the
proposed law,  abortion  would  be  illegal  except  in  very  limited
circumstances  (reported   sexual   assault,   reported   incest,   or
endangerment of  the life  of the  mother).   The language  of the law
would ban,  under penalty  of  lengthy  prison  terms,  virtually  all
abortions and certain forms of birth control.

Such  restrictions  represent  a  supreme  interference  with  women's
liberties.   The women  of the  "Equality State"  must remain free  to
make the  most personal decisions confronting their lives, and doctors
should not  be turned  into criminals,  facing the  14-year jail terms
this onerous measure would impose.

It is estimated that a campaign to secure freedom of choice in Wyoming
will cost  at least  $200,000.   This is not just a state battle -- it
has national  repercussions for  all groups  under attack  by the  Far
Right.   It is  imperative that  Wyoming NARAL  and  other  pro-choice
groups secure victory at the polls November 8.

Please make  a financial  contribution to help preserve constitutional
protections  in   these  critical   times!  Send  whatever  amount  is
appropriate for  your situation.   Contributions  should be  mailed to
Wyoming NARAL,  P. 0.  Box 271, Laramie, WY, 82070. (All gifts will be
acknowledged, and  contributors will  be kept up-to-date on the status
and progress of this fight to secure our rights.)

Thank you for your support!