Utah Senate Passes Plan To Ban Most Abortion If US Allows It
Utah would ban most abortions if the U.S. legal landscape changes under a proposal that has been passed by the Utah Senate. The Salt Lake Tribune reports it was approved on a party-line vote after Democrats argued against the plan to make performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. It has exceptions for cases of rape, incest or serious threat to the health of the mother. The measure to ban most abortions contains a so-called trigger clause and wouldn’t go into effect unless the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion.