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ACLU of Utah: Aaron Welcher, Communications Director,, 317-376-0468
PPAU: Planned Parenthood Association of Utah Media Office;, 801-362-9273

August 7, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY, UT —  On Tuesday, August 8, 2023, the Utah Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Planned Parenthood Association of Utah v. State of Utah. Planned Parenthood Association of Utah (PPAU) is represented by Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, the ACLU Foundation, and Zimmerman Booher. PPAU and the ACLU of Utah will hold a press conference following the argument


Planned Parenthood Association of Utah
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
American Civil Liberties Union of Utah Foundation, Inc.
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation


Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Arguments start at 9 am
Press Conference begins 20 minutes after arguments end


Matheson Courthouse
450 S. State St., Salt Lake City
We will hold the press conference on the front steps of the courthouse facing east.

WHY  We aim to address the potential impact of the forthcoming decision and inform the public about ongoing legal efforts to protect reproductive freedom.
HOW  Short remarks followed by a chance for Q&A from the litigators.


At Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, we believe that every Utahn deserves to choose their own path to a healthy and meaningful life. For more than 50 years, we’ve provided high-quality, affordable, and compassionate sexual and reproductive health care to thousands of Utahns at eight health centers across the state. For more information, please visit us online at

The ACLU of Utah, chartered in 1958, 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 our priorities include: Participatory Democracy; Racial Justice; Immigrants' Rights; Religious Liberty & Freedom of Belief; and Privacy & Technology. In addition, we continue our commitment to reform the Utah criminal justice system, protect the First Amendment, reproductive freedoms, and equality for all. Learn more at