Tag: women’s rights

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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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Poll: Most Utahns would oppose tighter abortion restrictions

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Newly released polling data suggests most Utahns are against tightening restrictions on abortion in the state, even as lawmakers consider measures aimed at virtually eliminating the procedure.Seventy percent of those surveyed initially said they either supported loosening the state’s abortion laws or leaving them the same, according to the statewide survey

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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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Bill regulating fetal remains approved by Utah legislative panel

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. A bill requiring health care providers to either bury or cremate the fetal remains of an abortion or miscarriage, and allowing mothers to choose between those options, earned committee approval on Friday. Members of the Senate Health and Human Services

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Utah city council to consider resolution opposing abortion

This article originally appeared in The Sacramento Bee. Read it in its entirety here. RIVERTON, UTAH A Utah city council is scheduled to consider a declaration of opposition to abortion. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday that the Riverton City Council’s resolution would declare its support for unborn humans and a belief that life begins

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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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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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