Utah Governor Signs 18-Weeks Law

Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law a bill to ban abortions in Utah after 18 weeks. Utah previously allowed abortions up to 22 weeks gestation, but many Utah doctors drew the line at 21 weeks to avoid risk of violating the law. HB136, sponsored by Rep. Cheryl Acton, R-Salt Lake City, originally set the limit for legal abortions at 15 weeks gestation, but the bill was revised in the House. Support for the bill came despite the likelihood it will be challenged in court. Read more...

Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law a bill to ban abortions in Utah after 18 weeks. Utah previously allowed abortions up to 22 weeks gestation, but many Utah doctors drew the line at 21 weeks to avoid risk of violating the law. HB136, sponsored by Rep. Cheryl Acton, R-Salt Lake City, originally set the limit for legal abortions at 15 weeks gestation, but the bill was revised in the House. Support for the bill came despite the likelihood it will be challenged in court. Read more...

 



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