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
8/28/2014 Illinois Expands Medicaid Funding for Contraception in Wake of Hobby Lobby - The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has announced plans to expand Medicaid funding for contraception, effective October 1.
The Illinois Family Planning Action Plan would increase the amount of money set aside for health care organizations providing reproductive health care. . . .