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Press Conference Against New Abortion Ban (4/10/19)

08 April 2019 Published in Past Events

Exactly 28 years ago, the ACLU of Utah filed a lawsuit that eventually overturned an unconstitutional 20-week abortion ban passed by the Utah Legislature. This week we're doing it again.

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We are suing the state to ensure that all Utah women remain free to make personal medical decisions without governmental interference. We will seek a preliminary injunction to stop H.B. 136 from taking effect in May – with the eventual goal of securing a permanent injunction.

Press Conference Against New Abortion Ban
Arranged by the ACLU of Utah Foundation and Planned Parenthood Association of Utah
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
11:15am - 12:00pm

South steps of the Utah Capitol
(Inside the Capitol Rotunda in case of rain)
350 N. State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

FAQ about the lawsuit (PDF)
More info (link

We believe the decision to continue or end a pregnancy is one that must be made by a woman in discussions with those she trusts, including her physician, family, and faith leaders, not by politicians.

We will soon be in court alongside our Planned Parenthood partners to defend that right for all women in Utah.

-ACLU of Utah Foundation


Additional Resources:

FAQ on the ACLU/PPAU Lawsuit

Gov. Herbert Signs 18-week Abortion Bill Into Law (4/2/19)

Text of H.B. 136 (Abortion Amendments) 

 


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