2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 35 - Public Health and Safety
Chapter 6 - Abortions
Section 35-6-119 - Information Provided to Patient; Exceptions; Penalty.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-6-119 (2020)

35-6-119. Information provided to patient; exceptions; penalty.

(a) Except in the case of a medical emergency, the physician performing the abortion on the patient, the referring physician or a person designated by either physician shall inform the patient of the opportunity to view an active ultrasound of the unborn child and hear the heartbeat of the unborn child if the heartbeat is audible. The active ultrasound image and auscultation of fetal heart tone shall be of a quality consistent with standard medical practice in the community.

(b) This section shall not apply to a procedure performed with the intent to:

(i) Save the life of the patient;

(ii) Ameliorate a serious risk of causing the patient substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function;

(iii) Preserve the health of the unborn child;

(iv) Remove a dead unborn child; or

(v) Remove an ectopic pregnancy.

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