2/1/07: Utah's HB 235 and Roe v. Wade
Salt Lake City, UT – With President Bush's appointments of Supreme Court Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito, some opponents to Roe v. Wade see a new opportunity to challenge legal abortion. On Tuesday, Utah's own House Health and Human Services Committee adopted a bill that would - with exceptions - ban the practice. Bill sponsor Paul Ray expects a constitutional challenge, and is already strategizing ways to fund the potential $1 million legal defense. Doug talks to Rep. Ray and others about HB 235 and about whether the country is ready to overturn the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 opinion.
- Learn more about Utah HB 235 - Abortion Law Revisions at www.le.utah.gov
- Read Rebecca Walsh's Utah House panel OKs abortion ban in the Salt Lake Tribune