Tag: reproductive health

Overturning Roe isn’t the way forward

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court has once again reignited political debates about the future of Roe v. Wade, with many conservative lawmakers itching to see it overturned. Roe affirms a constitutional right to privacy inherent in the 14th Amendment which protects the right to have

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Press Release: Better Utah statement on abortion ban bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following debate and passage of SB 174, Abortion Prohibition Amendments, in the Legislature, Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “It was made clear today during debate that, should this bill go into effect, it would

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45 days of intensity

After 45 days of an intense legislative session, I think many of us can agree that it feels more like we’ve aged a few years. These seven weeks brought both the highs that reinvigorated our passion for the issues we fight for, as well as the humbling lows that on some days, brought us to

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Press Release: Abortion ban bill could result in second degree felony for women who perform their own abortions

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following debate and passage of SB 174, Abortion Prohibition Amendments, in the House Health and Human Services Committee, Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “It is time for any conservatives who care about personal liberty,

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Fetal remains bill gains final passage in Utah Legislature

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. A requirement that health care facilities dispose of fetal remains by burial or cremation passed the Utah Legislature on Friday after lawmakers reinstated the two-option mandate for cases of miscarriage in addition to abortion. The Utah House earlier this week modified

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Press Release: Better Utah statement on fetal remains mandate

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following debate and passage of SB 67, Disposition of Fetal Remains, in the State House, Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “As a result of Rep. Ray Ward’s thoughtful amendment, the true intent of this

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