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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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2 bills restricting abortion to come before Utah lawmakers

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

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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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