War on Women: Utah House Passes 72 Hour Abortion Waiting Period
Now, it has cleared the House and will move on to the Senate.
“An abortion cannot be undone,” said Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy. “Why would we not want to afford a woman facing a life-changing decision 72 hours to consider ramifications that could last a lifetime?”
...Eliason said his bill is “pro-consumer.” He pointed to a number of other procedures, from sterilization to marriage licensing, to firearms purchases and others that have comparable waiting periods.
Abortion, Eliason argued, has a profound long-term impact and should have a comparable waiting period.
The bill was debated for less than 15 minutes, and only one representative spoke out against it.