Utah Abortion Bill Update

The Utah abortion bill, which would have sentenced women to up to life in prison if the caused "the death" of a fetus by "intentional or reckless behavior," has been withdrawn, but only so its sponsor, Republican State Representative Carl D. Wimmer, can rewrite it.
Wimmer, a Republican, said he had removed a key clause that would have allowed prosecution under Utah's criminal homicide laws for a "reckless act of the woman" that resulted in death to a fetus. Language will remain, he said, that makes a woman's "intentional" actions, if resulting in the death of her fetus in an illegal abortion, a felony.
Basically, Wimmer is seeking to address the concerns raised that "the language about 'reckless' acts could open the door to a witch hunt where every miscarriage was potentially subject to police questioning."

Which will leave a bill criminalizing illegal abortion in a state that increasingly discourages legal abortions.

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