New Utah Law Ends Abortion Clinic Licensing

For Immediate Release: March 16, 2023
Contact: Kelsey Pritchard, [email protected]

– Planned Parenthood’s days of profiting at the expense of unborn lives in Utah could be numbered. Gov. Spencer Cox has signed into law a measure that ends the licensing of abortion clinics starting in May and establishes that no abortion clinics may operate in the state without a hospital license beginning on Jan. 1. It also makes clear that medical facilities that perform illegal abortions beyond 18 weeks may have their license revoked.

SBA Pro-Life America’s Western Regional Director Adam Schwend commented:

“Abortion clinics are not medical facilities. Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry exist to generate a profit by taking lives of unborn children, rather than to care for patients. They generally do not have to abide by the same regulatory standards as health clinics, and this puts women at risk. We thank Gov. Cox, Rep. Lisonbee and Sen. McCay for establishing these new safeguards for the unborn and women’s health, and continuing to advance a culture of life in Utah.”

Utah’s 2020 trigger law that protects life at conception has been enjoined since July of 2022 and will be considered by the state’s Supreme Court. A 2019 law that limits abortion beyond 18 weeks is currently in place.

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.


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