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S.B. 174 now in effect in Utah with Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade

Jun 24, 2022, 6:34 PM | Updated: 7:07 pm

A crowd gathers in front of the Utah State Capitol on Friday, June 24, 2022, to protest the U.S. Su...

A crowd gathers in front of the Utah State Capitol on Friday, June 24, 2022, to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that overturned Roe. vs. Wade. (Becky Bruce/ KSL NewsRadio)

(Becky Bruce/ KSL NewsRadio)

SALT LAKE CITY — Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, and in accordance with state statute, the general counsel of the Utah Legislative Branch has found S.B. 174 Abortion Prohibition Amendments is now legal to take effect.

That means, Utah’s trigger law is now in effect. Most abortions in the state now are banned.

In 2020, the Utah Legislature passed S.B. 174 that disallowed all elective abortions in the state. There were exceptions in the cases of incest, rape or medical emergency. This was all contingent on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which came Friday.

On Friday evening, roughly a couple hundred people gathered in front of the Utah State Capitol to protest the U.S Supreme Court’s decision.

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S.B. 174 now in effect in Utah with Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade