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Stop the assault on women’s reproductive health!

11 November 2013 Published in Legislative Work

Tell members of the House Health and Human Services Committee to vote NO on HB 461, Abortion Waiting Period when this bill is heard TODAY at 4pm. House Bill 461, Abortion Waiting Period, would expand the waiting period before a woman can get an abortion from 24 to 72 hours.

Talking Points:

  • Forcing women seeking an abortion to wait for 72 hours creates a substantial and undue burden on a woman’s constitutional right to access an abortion, particularly in a state like Utah, where geography and location of abortion providers is such that many women would have to travel great distances in order to access services.
  • If enacted, this increased mandatory delay would be the longest anywhere in the nation; South Dakota is the only other state to attempt such an expanded delay and it was promptly barred from going into effect by a district court judge.


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