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A Utah lawmaker wants to ban abortions after 15 weeks. If her bill passes, it would be among the most restrictive laws in the nation.

This article originally appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. A Utah representative has introduced a bill that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of gestation, a law that would be among the most restrictive in the nation. The state’s existing law allows abortions up until a fetus is viable outside the womb, or well into the second trimester. By that point, Rep. Cheryl Acton

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Press Release: Abortion Bill is Unconstitutional Waste of Taxpayer Dollars

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2019 ABORTION BILL IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS Salt Lake City, UT – Today, UtahPolicy.com broke the story of a new bill that has been released by Representative Cheryl Acton which would outlaw abortion in Utah after 15 weeks. The bill would be one of the strictest in

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Lawmaker who wants to reduce legal abortion window says bill is worth potential legal cost

This article originally appeared in 2 KUTV. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — When a woman can legally get an abortion in Utah might soon change if one representative gets her way.  “It’s sanctioned in Utah that it’s actually legal to dismember a fetus,” says Rep. Cheryl Acton, who represents Utah’s District 43. Currently, the law limits abortions to 20 weeks. Acton’s bill would

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Lawmaker introduces bill to make abortion illegal in Utah after 15 weeks

This article originally appeared in 2 KUTV. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — A Utah lawmaker has introduced a bill to prohibit abortion from being performed in Utah after 15 weeks, with some exceptions. Utah Policy first reported that State Rep. Cheryl Acton, R-District 43, had introduced the bill, H.B. 136. If the bill were passed, a pregnant woman could not abort her

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Commentary: Administration threatens women’s health and freedom

This originally appeared as an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune. Growing up, I watched my mom successfully work a full-time job while being the utmost supportive parent to my brother and me. In elementary school, I learned about women like Amelia Earhart and Susan B. Anthony, who broke through the sexist barriers of their time. In high school, I admired women like Ruth Bader

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Laws Against Abortion are Harmful to Utah Women

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kaelen Penrod is an intern at Alliance for a Better Utah and studies political science at BYU. This commentary originally appeared as an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune.    There are more than a few ways to make someone flinch, especially in Utah. Bringing up abortion really does the trick. For a state founded

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ABU Legislative Update: Zion Moats? Behemoth Alcohol Bill Unveiled

Source: KCPW This week in the legislature: a massive alcohol bill emerges, and Utahns may be swapping ‘Zion Curtains’ for ‘Zion Moats.’ Also, considering diversity will remain a part of the judicial nomination process. And a measure requiring doctors to inform patients of so-called ‘abortion reversal’ moves advances. Every Tuesday and Thursday Alliance for a

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