27 Feb '12, 8pm

Utah’s 72 Hour Abortion Waiting Period Passes Committee

Utah’s 72 Hour Abortion Waiting Period Passes Committee

When South Dakota passed the nation’s longest waiting period for obtaining an abortion, local courts injucted the bill until it could be argued in a court of law. But that hasn’t stopped Utah from pursuing lengthening their own state’s waiting period, too. Utah’s new 72 hour waiting period has made it out of committee, and will likely be voted on in the state legislature this week. Republicans are trying to frame it as a “consumer protection” initiative, while opponents call it an onerous roadblock for the rural poor. “For those women who have the fewest financial resources, those who must travel long distances, and those who will have difficulty explaining their whereabouts to others, a 72-hour waiting period will be particularly burdensome,”ACLU attorney Marina Lowe told the Salt Lake Tribune . Currently, Salt Lake City is the only place in the state where an abortion ca...

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