Several conservative Utah state lawmakers announced plans this week to sponsor anti-choice legislation in the 2009 legislative session. Among other provisions, the new series of bills would ban abortion except in cases of incest, rape, or endangerment of maternal health, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
State Representative Stephen Sandstrom, a primary supporter of the new proposals, said "our hope is that the Supreme Court might make this into a state's rights issue....I've spoken to legislators from twelve other states who are ready to jump on board if this goes through. If we can have Utah lead the way, that would be wonderful," according to BYU NewsNet.
Media Resources: BYU NewsNet 10/3/08; Salt Lake Tribune 10/1/08
10/17/2014 Student Activists Across the Country Are Fighting Extreme Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures - In Tennessee, North Dakota, and Colorado - three states deciding ballot measures aimed at restricting birth control access and outlawing abortion in the upcoming election - student activists are mobilizing to get out the vote.
Members of student-ledFeminist Majority Leadership Alliancegroup Vanderbilt Feminists at Vanderbilt University have been working tirelessly to get out the word about Tennessee's Amendment 1, which would take the right of privacy for reproductive rights out of the state constitution and give local legislators the power to restrict access to abortion, even in the case of rape, incest, or to save the life of the woman, and outlaw many forms of birth control, such as the IUD or the pill. . . .