abortion

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Next month, a doctor performing an abortion in Utah will be required to administer anesthesia after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Passed by the legislature in the recent session, the new law is the first of its kind in the nation. It’s based on the disputed notion that a fetus may feel pain during the procedure.

Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, UCSF

A new study finds that Utah’s law mandating at least a 72-hour waiting period for an abortion procedure has done little to dissuade women from their decision, but the study reveals additional costs, delays and anxiety for women who go on to have an abortion.

Brian Grimmett

The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require anesthesia to be given to fetuses older than 20 weeks that are going to be aborted.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Attorneys representing Planned Parenthood of Utah filed a lawsuit Monday against Governor Gary Herbert for blocking the organization’s federal funding.

KUER News Pod: Wednesday February 20, 2013

Feb 20, 2013

Governor Gary Herbert weighs in on a potential statewide anti-discrimination bill, the Utah Senate gives preliminary approval to a bill that would require the state to collect abortion statistics, and oil and gas drilling are the cause of most of the air pollution in the Uintah basin.

KUER News Pod: Thursday November 29, 2012

Nov 29, 2012

Legislators and lobbyists debate women’s health and abortion, three men, including a University of Utah graduate student file a lawsuit against their conversion therapists, and the Utah Division of Water Quality puts an end to the Red Butte oil spill cleanup.

Legislators, Lobbyists Debate Women's Rights

Nov 29, 2012
Brian Grimmett

There was little agreement between the panelists at a debate Wednesday night at the University of Utah over lawmakers’ recent decision to increase the state’s abortion waiting period.