Below you will find sample wording to help you get started, but you should always personalize and customize any letter you send to a legislator.
Dear Representative/Senator __________________,
I am one of your constituents, and I am writing to ask that you to vote against Senate File ______ “Born Alive Infant Means of Care.”
This bill is unnecessary and based on an unfounded premise.
According to Wyoming Statue 35-6-102, abortions cannot be performed AFTER viability, unless a woman’s life or health is at risk.
To be clear, viable abortions are not performed in Wyoming, which makes the point of this bill moot.
Additionally, doctors do not need the government to tell them how to do their jobs, and families do not need the government to interfere in painful family decisions.
Finally, the fiscal notes of this bill do not explain who will cover the costs of the required additional medical procedures and care. Because this would be a state law, will the State pay for additional costs incurred by the woman and/or her family? Will the State pay for any short- or long-term additional care for the fetus? It would be wrong to force the doctor or family to bear the burden of such costs, since the State would be solely responsible for demanding the additional medical actions and care to be provided.
I ask that you vote against this bill because it is based on an unfounded premise. It is unnecessary, and it is an example of government overreach. It also does not address the responsibility of financial expenses associated with the requirements listed within the bill.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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