Key Votes

HB 461 - Requires a 72 hour waiting period prior to an abortion - Key Vote

Utah Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires a 72 hour waiting period prior to an abortion

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-6) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (59-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires a 72 hour waiting period prior to an abortion

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases the required waiting period for an abortion to 72 hours.

Highlights:
  • Increases the required waiting period between a face-to-face consultation and an abortion procedure from 24 to 72 hours (Sec.1). 
  • Authorizes the face to face consultation to take place at a location anywhere in the state (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts from the provisions of the bill any abortion that is necessary, in the opinion of the physician, due to either of the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
    • A ruptured membrane; or
    • A serious infection.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires a 72 hour waiting period prior to an abortion

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