Salt Lake City, UT (Feb 18, 2023) – Utah lawmakers have advanced a bill that would ban clinics from offering only abortion services. The bill, which passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday, would require clinics that offer abortion services to also provide other health services, such as prenatal care and contraception.
The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Dan McCay, is part of a larger effort to restrict access to abortion in the state. It would also require abortion providers to give patients information about the risks of the procedure and alternatives to abortion.
Supporters of the bill argue that it would ensure that women have access to comprehensive health care services. They also argue that it would prevent clinics from taking advantage of women who are seeking abortions.
Opponents of the bill argue that it would limit access to abortion services and could force some clinics to close. They also argue that it would be an unnecessary burden on clinics that already provide comprehensive health care services.
The bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration. If it passes, it will then move to the House of Representatives for a vote. If it passes both chambers, it will then go to the governor for his signature. – Wasatch Defense Lawyers does not represent any parties mentioned above, nor is it our intent to represent any of the parties. If you would like to contribute to this story, or are in need of a legal consultation, contact us through our website or by calling (801) 980-9965 – Source: Catholic News Agency, “Utah Advances Legislation to Ban Clinics That Offer Only Abortion
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