Press Release:United Utah Party statement concerning Sen. Dan McCay's abortion legislation
A STATEMENT FROM THE UNITED UTAH PARTY RE:
SEN. DAN McCAY’S PROPOSED ABORTION LEGISLATION
The United Utah Party has issued the following statement:
Sen. Dan McCay has announced that he is drafting legislation on abortion that would be similar to controversial laws passed in Alabama and other states. He has stated that he is “unsure” whether his legislation will include exceptions for rape, incest, or even to save the life of the mother.
This should be troubling to everyone in Utah, regardless of party.
Like most Utahns, The United Utah Party opposes elective abortion in most circumstances, but we believe there must be the availability of exceptions for instances such as cases of rape or incest or when a mother’s life or health is in serious jeopardy. This is a part of our party platform, which is available at unitedutah.org.
The recent spate of laws across the country do not allow for those exceptions, and Sen. McCay’s divisive rhetoric suggests that he is more interested in crafting a similar law that would pander to partisan extremes instead of representing the will of the majority of Utah voters.
That’s unacceptable. We can do better.
We call on Senator McCay and the Utah Legislature to reject extremism and to find solutions that prioritize the health and welfare of both women and their children. If legislators intend to pass legislation regarding abortion to challenge the Roe v. Wade decision, we urge them to include the exceptions we note. Also, we believe that abortion facilities, particularly hospitals, should be available to women who meet these exceptions. In addition, we urge the legislature to support legislation that makes alternative birth control options besides abortion more available to women, such as codifying the Utah Department of Health policy that allows women to gain access to birth control without a prescription.
For more information, visit unitedutah.org.
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