Tag: Steve Christiansen

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Utah Legislature passes elective abortion ban but mandatory ultrasound bill stalls in House

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Several minutes after it was brought to the floor for final approval of Senate amendments, a bill requiring doctors to show a woman her ultrasound before performing an abortion was put on hold in the House. Sponsor Rep. Steve Christiansen, R-West Jordan, told the Deseret News that it

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Utah lawmakers eyeing more restrictions on abortion

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers may be moving into the heated abortion debate, as a proposed bill would require a doctor or clinician to perform an ultrasound before performing an abortion, or face a hefty fine. Another bill filed late Friday would ban abortions outright, with a few exceptions. Neither has

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Women seeking abortion would have to undergo ultrasound and listen to heartbeat first under Republican bill

This article originally appeared in Yahoo! News. Read it in its entirety here. Utah women seeking an abortion would have to undergo an ultrasound and listen to the fetal heartbeat first, a new Republican bill requires. The bill was introduced on Wednesday to the state legislature by freshman representative Steve Christiansen. Under the law, physicians would be required to “describe the images produced by the ultrasound”

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Utah bill would impose a pre-abortion ultrasound requirement

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Women in Utah would have to undergo an ultrasound as a prerequisite to an abortion under a bill unveiled Wednesday in the Legislature.Moreover, the physician or technician performing the ultrasound would have to describe “the presence and location of each unborn child in the uterus,” display the images so that a

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Press Release: Better Utah responds to Christiansen’s ultrasound bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Representative Steve Christiansen’s ultrasound bill was numbered. The bill, H.B. 364 Abortion Revisions, would mandate that a physician give a woman an ultrasound, describe the images produced by the ultrasound, and make the cardiac rhythm audible if possible. The bill includes a

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