Skip to comments.Utah Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortions: “We Seek to Protect the Unborn”
Posted on 03/30/2020 2:11:19 PM PDT by Morgana
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Saturday to protect unborn babies by banning most abortions in his state.
State Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, who sponsored the bill, praised the governor for advancing protections for babies in the womb, Fox 13 Now reports.
Im grateful to live in a pro-life state where we seek to protect the unborn, McCay said. Im hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court will take the opportunity to overturn the barbaric practice of abortion.
The new law, Senate Bill 174, prohibits abortions with limited exceptions for rape, incest, risks to the mothers life and fatal fetal deformities. Abortionists who violate the law could be charged with a felony.
The pro-life law will go into effect only after the courts allow states to restrict abortions again. Currently, under Roe v. Wade, states are prohibited from protecting unborn babies from abortion prior to viability.
KUER News reports the abortion ban was one of more than 150 bills that the Republican governor signed into law Saturday. Also receiving his signature was a bill requiring a dignified burial or cremation of aborted and miscarried babies remains. It is similar to an Indiana law that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in 2019. The court ruled that requiring a proper burial for aborted babies is not an undue burden on womens access to abortion.
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Both bills passed the state legislature with strong support.
The U.S. Supreme Court took away the states ability to protect unborn babies from abortion, and instead allowed abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. Roe made the United States one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks.
Abortions will not immediately become illegal when the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe. Instead, the power to protect unborn babies or keep abortions legal will return to the states.
Some states already have legislation in place to ban abortions when that happens. Ohio and Idaho are considering similar legislation this spring. In 2019, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Missouri also passed laws to ban abortions once Roe v. Wade is overturned.
There is more hope that the new conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court may consider overturning Roe, but it is difficult to say if it would for certain. The high court heard a Louisiana abortion case in March. A ruling is expected in June.
United States Constitution, Article 3 Section 2
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
God bless those legislators and that governor.
What?? It took all the way to the third post to bring in Mittens?
I am surprised...good one!!
Good news. Thanks for posting.
So this new law does not ban abortion, but is instead a trigger law. That means it will ban abortion, with limited exceptions, IF Roe v. Wade is overruled. In other words, Chief Justice Roberts determines if this law goes into effect.
I'd think that a state with a 63% Mormon population would have this as law ALREADY!!!
Do NOT 'allow' these two UNLESS there was a CONVICTION and a Sentence for the perps!!
DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
5157, Emma Smith is counseled (commanded) to be faithful and true; 5866, Laws governing the plurality of wives are set forth.
51 Verily, I say unto you: A commandment I give unto mine handmaid, Emma Smith, your wife, whom I have given unto you, that she stay herself and partake not of that which I commanded you to offer unto her; for I did it, saith the Lord, to aprove you all, as I did Abraham, and that I might require an offering at your hand, by covenant and sacrifice.
52 And let mine handmaid, Emma Smith, areceive all those that have been given unto my servant Joseph, and who are virtuous and pure before me; and those who are not pure, and have said they were pure, shall be destroyed, saith the Lord God.
53 For I am the Lord thy God, and ye shall obey my voice; and I give unto my servant Joseph that he shall be made ruler over many things; for he hath been afaithful over a few things, and from henceforth I will strengthen him.
55 But if she will not abide this commandment, then shall my servant Joseph do all things for her, even as he hath said; and I will bless him and multiply him and give unto him an ahundredfold in this world, of fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, houses and lands, wives and children, and crowns of beternal lives in the eternal worlds.
Whatever HAPPENED to Emma???
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