Utah County Commission passes anti-abortion resolution

Posted at 1:14 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 15:14:19-04

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    UTAH COUNTY (KSTU) — The Utah County Commission has passed a resolution supporting restrictions on abortion Tuesday morning.

The resolution opposes abortion and states that life begins at conception. It came after a big push by anti-abortion activists — the group Abortion Free Utah is pushing for a statewide abortion ban in the state legislature.

Members of that group, as well as people who opposed the resolution, were given a chance to voice their support or concerns to the commission.

“This is a resolution. It’s not a law,” said Commission Chairman Bill Lee. “It doesn’t have the force of law behind it, but I can tell you now: if I had the ability to do something that had a little bit more of the force of law, I would. But I can’t. But if I can’t stand up now, who will? And if it’s not now, when?”

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