Wyoming Governor Appoints Pro-Abortion Attorney to State Supreme Court

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 22, 2013   |   12:23PM   |   Washington, DC

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has appointed a pro-abortion attorney who formerly worked with the national pro-abortion group NARAL to the state Supreme Court. The appointing is a concern to pro-life advocates in the Western state who are worried it will make it less likely to have pro-life laws declared constitutional.

“Early in the 2010 election cycle WyWatch warned voters that then Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Mead was not pro-life,” Becky Vandeberghe, the chair of the WyWatch PAC told LifeNews today. “Today he solidified that perception in thousands of pro-life voters’ minds when he publicly announced he has appointed previous NARAL Attorney and advocate, Kate Fox to the Wyoming Supreme Court.”

“In 1994 while pro-life voters worked hard to put a pro-life initiative on the Wyoming Election Ballot, NARAL and Planned Parenthood sued the Wyoming Secretary of State to stop the initiative from moving forward,” Vandeberghe explained. “Who was the lead attorney representing NARAL and Planned Parenthood in 1994? None other than Governor Matt Mead’s newly appointed Justice Catherine (Kate) M. Fox.”

“This once again is more evidence to prove our early claims that Governor Matt Mead is a pro-abortionist and gives further evidence of why he works so hard behind the scenes during the legislative sessions to squash any pro-life bills,” the Wyoming pro-life advocate continued.



She told LifeNews that her groups hopes Mead is not re-elected in 2014. His abortion advocacy could prompt one or more challengers in the Republican primary in a state that is staunchly Republican and where the nominee has an excellent chance at becoming governor.

“Once again, if you value innocent life and want to see women in Wyoming protected from the abortion industry’s culture of death, do not re-elect Matt Mead in 2014,” Vandeberghe concluded.

ACTION: Complain to the governor at https://governor.wy.gov/contactus/Pages/default.aspx