Tag: Roe v. Wade

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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Better Utah statement on Sen. Bramble’s abortion bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, SB 67 2nd Sub, Disposition of Fetal Remains, passed the Utah Senate. The bill, sponsored by Senator Bramble and Representative Lisonbee, would require a woman who has an abortion or a miscarriage in a medical facility to decide what to do with

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Anti-abortion stance adopted by Highland City, joining two other Utah local governments

This story originally appeared at sltrib.com. Read it in its entirety here. Highland City officials on Tuesday unanimously adopted an anti-abortion resolution declaring that human life begins at the moment of conception and supporting laws that protect “life from its earliest stages.” It’s the third local government to pass such a measure in recent months — with Utah

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With sights set on the Supreme Court overturning Roe, Arkansas and Utah pass 18-week abortion bans

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

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Okay fine, let’s talk about abortion

Last week, a House committee gave the green light to H.B. 166, Rep. Lisonbee’s resurrected bill prohibiting abortion if the sole reason is because the fetus has Down syndrome. It’s a bad bill for a number of reasons: it can’t go into effect right now because it would be unconstitutional; it’s more “resolution” than “bill”

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Press Release: Abortion Bill is Unconstitutional Waste of Taxpayer Dollars

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

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Commentary: Administration threatens women’s health and freedom

This originally appeared as an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune. Growing up, I watched my mom successfully work a full-time job while being the utmost supportive parent to my brother and me. In elementary school, I learned about women like Amelia Earhart and Susan B. Anthony, who broke through the sexist barriers of their time. In high school, I admired women like Ruth Bader

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