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Press Statement on Today’s Court Decision in 18-Week Ban Case

20 June 2019 Published in Newsroom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2019

PPAU Contact: 
Katrina Barker, Communications & Marketing Manager
385-499-1928 (cell) 
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ACLU of Utah Contact:
Jason Stevenson, Strategic Communications Manager
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Statement from Karrie Galloway, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah:
“We are disappointed in the Court’s decision today to lengthen this process by granting the State’s request for documents and other information from our organization. However, the Court stressed that today’s decision did not reflect how it will ultimately rule in the case. We remain confident that this 18-week abortion ban is unconstitutional, and we will continue to fight to protect the constitutional right to safe and legal abortion.”

Statement from Leah Farrell, Senior Staff Attorney of the ACLU of Utah:

“The Court’s decision to allow a limited request by the State Defendants’ for documents on these unrelated topics adds nothing to the lawsuit but time. This case will ultimately be decided on relevant facts and legal precedent, and both make clear that this ban violates the rights of Utah women.”

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The ACLU of Utah Foundation, Inc. chartered in 1958 as an affiliate of the national ACLU, operates through public education, legal advocacy, litigation, and lobbying at both the state and local levels to ensure the constitutional rights and freedoms of everyone living in or visiting Utah. Our work is based on those principles outlined in the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. Find us online at www.acluutah.org


###At Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, we believe that every Utahn deserves to choose their own path to a healthy and meaningful life. For nearly 50 years, we’ve provided high-quality, affordable, and compassionate reproductive health care to thousands of Utah women, men, and their families at eight health centers around the state. For more information, please visit us online at 
www.ppau.org