Saturday, August 05, 2006

Utahn drafts abortion bill

A conservative state lawmaker who pushed a failed anti-abortion measure earlier this year has plans for another that would instantly ban abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. "The honest reason behind this is, No. 1, I'm just plain flat-out against abortion," said Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield. Ray is currently drafting the legislation, which would take effect only if the nation's highest court overturns its 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. The state must be in a position to act immediately, he said, to prevent a "rush of abortions" in the period of time between the issuance and implementation of any Supreme Court ruling. A challenge to the controversial Roe v.

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