Tag: 18 weeks

With sights set on the Supreme Court overturning Roe, Arkansas and Utah pass 18-week abortion bans

This article originally appeared in the Daily Kos. Read it in its entirety here. Another day, and another couple of state legislatures decide to pass abortion cut-offs that supporters know won’t pass constitutional muster unless the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. This time it was Utah and Arkansas lawmakers approving legislation to prohibit abortions after

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Utah lawmakers tee up a court fight with passage of an 18-week abortion ban

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Republican Utah senators were undaunted by the near-certainty of lawsuits and an uphill battle through the courts as they voted 23-6 along party lines Wednesday evening to ban elective abortions after 18 weeks of fetal development. A bipartisan majority of

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Abortion bill advances at State Capitol

This article originally appeared in ABC 4 News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News)- A controversial bill to limit abortion rights takes a step forward on Utah’s Capitol Hill. People on both sides of the issue, including Utah’s biggest healthcare provider, lined up to share thoughts before it got the green light from committee. Inside a packed committee hearing room. “If we

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House committee OKs 18-week abortion ban opposed by some as ‘arbitrary’, ‘paternalistic’ and likely unconstitutional

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. A proposed 18-week cap on legal, elective abortions earned a muted victory in committee Wednesday, with two Republicans joining three Democrats in a 7-5 vote to send the bill to the full Utah House for debate. Freshman Rep. Steve Waldrip, R-Eden, said he philosophically objects to message bills that invite litigation, adding that HB136

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