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Glance at what some state legislatures are doing on abortion

Glance at what some state legislatures are doing on abortion

Mississippi’s governor signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country on Thursday. The bill outlaws abortions after the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected, around roughly the sixth week of a pregnancy. The ban is set to take effect on July 1, but abortion-rights […]

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Utah legislative session ending after beer, Medicaid deals

Utah legislative session ending after beer, Medicaid deals

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers were set Thursday to end their annual legislative session after scaling back a voter-approved Medicaid expansion, passing a long-awaited update to the state’s hate crimes law and reaching a deal to increase the alcohol level in beer. Measures on other hot-button issues failed […]

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Utah Legislature passes Down syndrome abortion ban

Utah Legislature passes Down syndrome abortion ban

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposed ban on abortions sought only because a fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome passed the Utah Legislature on Thursday, sending the measure to Gov. Gary Herbert’s desk. The legislation that easily cleared a final vote in the state Senate contains a so-called […]

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Proposed abortion ban after 18 weeks passes Utah House

Proposed abortion ban after 18 weeks passes Utah House

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah House has passed a proposal to ban most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation. The Tuesday vote sends to the state Senate the measure that opponents warn is likely unconstitutional and could embroil the state in a costly legal fight. Supporters argue it […]

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Proposed abortion ban at 18 weeks narrowly passes committee

Proposed abortion ban at 18 weeks narrowly passes committee

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah legislative proposal that would ban most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation has narrowly passed out of a House committee. The judiciary committee voted 7-5 on Wednesday to send the measure to the full House. The vote comes one day after the bill’s […]

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Lawmaker changes abortion-ban proposal from 15 to 18 weeks

Lawmaker changes abortion-ban proposal from 15 to 18 weeks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker wants to ban most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, a change to a proposal that originally would have banned the procedure after 15 weeks. Republican Rep. Cheryl Acton said Tuesday she made the change for “strategic reasons,” and to help the […]

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Bill to bar abortions due to Down syndrome passes committee

Bill to bar abortions due to Down syndrome passes committee

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah Senate committee has approved legislation barring abortions sought because a fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. This is the second year the bill has been introduced, and the committee vote on Wednesday came after the sponsor added language addressing concerns that the […]

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2 bills restricting abortion proposed by Utah lawmakers

2 bills restricting abortion proposed by Utah lawmakers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Utah have proposed two bills to restrict abortions, including a ban on the procedure after 15 weeks that would be among the strictest laws in the nation. The state should bar second-trimester procedures that “shock the conscience,” said Rep. Cheryl Acton, the […]

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