Tag: Kaelen Penrod

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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Partisan School Board Elections and the Future of Sex Education in Utah

Last year, the Utah Legislature passed a law which requires the Utah State Board of Education hold partisan elections in 2018. An ongoing lawsuit aims to reverse that mandate, but if it fails, school board candidates will be required to declare their party affiliation. Given that Utah is undeniably dominated by the GOP, it is

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