For the last few years, Pro-Life Utah has been working hard to improve the abortion informed consent in Utah so that abortion-minded women have all the information they need before they make a permanent decision. As of today, we will have the best informed consent in the country! Women will no longer have information withheld from them. Here is a short timeline of the journey:
2017 - Found out Utah abortion providers may not be following the law with their informed consent.
2017 - Completed a comprehensive undercover investigation proving noncompliance with the law. A few missing items were: No fetal development was being taught as required by law. How the procedure affected the fetus was not being taught. Legally, there is no informed consent without these items.
2017 - Took our concerns and proof to a legislator and secured a sponsor for a bill to tighten our laws and insert penalties.
2018 - Ran and passed SB118, taking away the abortion providers responsibility to say what the State of Utah wanted, and created an official online learning module for women to watch. This ensures women receive complete information before making a life and death decision.
2018 - Participated in a committee with the Utah Health Department and other entities to create the module.
January 1, 2019 - Module is live. Click here to see it for yourself!
We are not quite done fighting, but this is truly an epic change! We look forward to women being better informed about fetal development, the abortion procedures, and resources available to them to help them keep their baby.