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Elected officials in our state need to hear from us:

Utahns do not need more restrictions on abortion, but more pro-family policies that empower women, men, and families: like childcare, paid family leave, pay equity, and access to health care.

That’s why we’re showing up to vote this November 7th in force. From City Council candidates to the mayor's office, we’re casting our ballot for candidates who support our freedom to make important decisions about our health and family — whatever party they may represent. 

Check your voter registration for party affiliation information and to learn more about how to cast your ballot by mail, or in person on Election Day. We can turn out to the polls in force and remind lawmakers that when and how to grow a family is a deeply personal decision, and no one can make that decision for us. 

Learn more about our canvassing and endorsements for the 2023 elections here


What’s going on with abortion access in Utah?
 

On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the federal constitutional protections for abortion triggering Utah's abortion ban. The law includes only narrow exceptions, including rape, incest, life of the mother, and some fetal abnormalities. The exception for sexual assault survivors forces patients to disclose personal information to law enforcement as a condition of care. 

On Saturday, June 25, 2022, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah filed a lawsuit in state court challenging SB 174 - Utah's trigger ban. On Monday, June 27, a state court judge granted a temporary restraining order allowing abortion services to resume immediately. On Monday, July 11, the state court judge granted a preliminary injunction. This means abortion services will remain available while the litigation over the ban in Utah state court proceeds.

Finally, on May 2, 2023, the Third Judicial District Court for Salt Lake City, Utah blocked the implementation of H.B. 467 — a new law that would functionally eliminate access to abortion in the state starting May 3 — by granting abortion providers’ request for a preliminary injunction. Abortion remains legal up to 18 weeks of pregnancy and accessible at licensed clinics in the state. 

Abortion services at Utah Planned Parenthood health centers are available. Please call 1-800-230-PLAN to make an appointment. 

Thinking about abortion? Learn more about your options 

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This November 7th, we’re voting for reproductive freedom.

Welcome! Thanks for taking a look at our postcard, hand-written to you from a neighbor and volunteer here on the Wasatch front. We’re a collective of volunteers for Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah, who are standing together to shout to women across our community: This November 7th, we’re voting for reproductive freedom.

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Getting Abortion Care in Utah

Abortion and other sexual and reproductive health care services are available at Utah Planned Parenthood health centers. Patients can call 1-800-230-PLAN to make an appointment or visit ppau.org for more information. 

PPAU provides abortion care at 3 Utah health centers: 

  • Metro Health Center: Medication abortion (abortion pills) up to 11 weeks; Surgical abortion up to 18 weeks. 
  • Salt Lake Health Center: Medication abortion up to 11 weeks 
  • Logan Health Center: Medication abortion up to 11 weeks 

(Abortion care is also available at Wasatch Women’s Center, an independent provider in Salt Lake, up to 13 weeks.)  

Remember that Utah already has many other restrictive abortion laws on the books designed to make getting an abortion harder. These include:  

  • Required state-directed counseling including information meant to discourage the abortion 
  • Required online information module designed to stigmatize abortion and encourage pregnancy 
  • Required 72 hour waiting period after counseling 
  • Private, Affordable Care Act (ACA) federal marketplace insurance, and employer health insurance only covers abortion in cases of life endangerment, rape, incest, fetal impairment, or health compromise 
  • Public money only used for abortions in cases of life endangerment, rape, incest, fetal impairment, or health compromise 
  • Required parental consent in the case of a minor 
  • Required admitting privileges at a local hospital for abortion providers 

Everyone’s body is their own, and theirs alone. You must have the freedom and power to control your body and life. That means no judge, no politician, no ban should ever block your personal medical decisions or set the course for your life. Abortion access should not be based on your ZIP code, income level, or immigration status.

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