18-week abortion bans passed by Utah legislature
Mar 19, 2019 11:50 AM EDT
The Utah legislature passed a bill late Wednesday banning abortions after 18 weeks into pregnancy with a vote of 23-6 in the state Senate. Supporters of the bill have argued that advancement in science and technology would allow for a fetus to survive birth at earlier stages. The bill now proceeds to Governor Gary Herbert's desk for final approval.
Planned Parenthood of Utah has already voiced that they will challenge the constitutionality of the bill if it were to be signed into state law.