Tag: Cheryl Acton

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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