Well, I guess that’s one way to make sure every pregnancy is intentional.
Last night, Utah Governor Gary Herbert vetoed an abstinence-only-until-marriage law that would have required that schools replace comprehensive sexual health education with discredited abstinence-only-until-marriage instruction. He angered far-right wing supporters of the bill, but did the right thing for teens and young adults in his state.
Utah’s new three day abortion wait isn’t law yet, and pressure is on the governor to make sure it never is.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Utah Senate debated only 53 seconds yesterday–International Women’s Day–before passing a bill to strip women of their rights.
Utah may soon be the second state to pass a law requiring a woman to wait three days before terminating a pregnancy.
A year ago a girl in Utah paid someone to beat her until she miscarried. Now her case is back up for review.
Georgia tables motion that would have forced all abortions into hospitals, new Virginia clinic regulations will be set in months, people with HIV at greater risk of bone fractures, and the Utah legislature passes three abortion-related bills.
Would-be clinic bomber gets short sentence thanks to good grades, BYU basketball player kicked off the team for having premarital sex, prosecutors may seek death penalty against Kermit Gosnell, and NYC will be the next city that requires CPC’s to disclose they don’t provide abortion.
Tennessee wants to ban any mention of homosexuality in grade school, Iowa may be legalizing the murder of abortion providers, and Planned Parenthood clinics – and their advocates – across the country warn about the devastating impact of the Pence amendment.
The ten most read stories on RH Reality Check this year include Christine O’Donnell’s crusade against masturbation, a look at how universities deal with sex in dorms, and early reporting of the Utah legislation that sought to criminalize miscarriage.