We are only a couple of weeks away from receiving ballots in our mailboxes and voting in this highly consequential election. And while many of us are understandably captivated and utterly horrified by the race for our next president, there are many equally consequential elections happening at the state and local level. So, in an
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Earlier this week I was honored to have been asked to speak at a rally hosted by Planned Parenthood, the theme of which was, “Stop the [abortion] Bans.” This rally was a part of a national day of action in response to the recent slew of anti-abortion laws that have been enacted in some states.
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
Press Release: Instead of Spending Money to Reduce Abortions, the Utah Legislature Passed a Costly Message Bill
PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Utah Senate passed Representative Cheryl Acton’s bill, HB 136, Abortion Amendments. This bill unconstitutionally limits a woman’s right to choose after 18 weeks. Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “This bill is unconstitutional
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
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
This article originally appeared in The Washington Times. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Republican lawmakers in Utah have proposed two bills to restrict abortions, including a ban on the procedure after 15 weeks that would be among the strictest laws in the nation. The state should bar second-trimester procedures that “shock the conscience,” said Rep. Cheryl Acton, the sponsor of the bill that
This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah lawmaker is proposing what would be one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. Rep. Cheryl Acton, R-West Jordan, has filed a bill to ban abortions in the state after 15 weeks gestation, with some exceptions. Acton said she decided to run the bill after learning
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
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