The League of Women Voters of Utah has long watched the Utah Legislature spend time and effort on the subject of abortion. Since the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade 1, the Utah Legislature has considered 95 bills relating to abortion and has passed 43. In the 2020 legislative session alone, Utah lawmakers considered 11 bills to add restrictions to or prohibit abortion with certain exceptions.
This disquieting situation has prompted the League to perform a study of current laws, their impact on the public, and how these laws came to be. This study of Utah’s abortion laws shows that the Legislature continues to attempt to add pressure on women and their physicians to reduce abortions.
Download and read the study: Utah Abortion Laws.