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Pro-choice advocates call on lawmakers to protect abortion rights

The Utah State Capitol Building.
Adan Carillo

The Supreme Court is considering a challenge to Roe V. Wade after half a century. Pro-choice avocates with the Party for Socialism and Liberation gathered at the state capitol, calling on Utah lawmakers to take action to protect abortion rights.

Protest organizer Denise Weaver says they are demanding “that the Democrats who have the power in the House, the Senate and the presidency, pass the women’s health protection act so that we can be done with the abortion debate altogether.”

Pro-Life Utah President Mary Taylor says abortion advocates claim a right that infringes on another human being, which is why she believes the nation needs to “find other ways to address those challenges,” rather than banning abortion altogether.

The Supreme Court isn’t expected to make a decision on this case until next year.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!