Utah’s Governor signed a bill that has Pro-Life leaders in the Beehive State rejoicing

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Violent pro-abortion thugs are firebombing Pro-Life clinics and physically attacking Pro-Life students and activists.

But Pro-Life activists are working in the legislatures to make real changes for life.

And Utah’s Governor signed a bill that has Pro-Life leaders in the Beehive State rejoicing.

The difference between the radical left and Pro-Life conservatives is stark.

Clearly years of supporting the wholesale slaughter of children has turned pro-abortionists extremely violent.

It’s a classic leftist strategy

They are taking to the streets, beating up Pro-Life activists, firebombing and vandalizing churches, pregnancy resource centers and Pro-Life groups’ offices.

But don’t be confused by their violent tactics.

This has long been the tactic of the Left, the socialists and communists, and Big Labor.

While conservatives and Christians stay respectful and legal, the radical Left uses political issues as an excuse to burn, destroy, maim, and even kill.

Meanwhile Pro-Life groups, led by Students for Life, are making progress in state after state by passing legislation that protects babies from abortion mills.

As these bills pass, expect the Left to get even more violent in their attempt to strike fear into the hearts of everyday Americans and elected officials.

It will be vital for politicians who claim to be Pro-Life to hold their ground and not give in to the violent tactics of the pro-abortion thugs.

Victory is possible

And if they do that, victory is not out of reach.

Already, good Pro-Life bills have passed in a number of states, including Wyoming’s recent ban on chemical abortion pills.

And, not as well-known, but still important news, Utah will now ban all abortion facilities from the state by requiring abortionists to meet the same quality standards as hospitals, a step abortion mill lobbyists call a “backdoor ban” on elective abortions.

Utah Governor Spencer Cox (R) signed H.B. 467, introduced by Majority Assistant Whip Representative Karianne Lisonbee (R-Clearfield). 

The law prevents any new abortion facilities from obtaining a license as of May 2, and bans all abortions inside stand-alone abortion facilities beginning January 1, 2024.

The law also mandates all abortions take place inside hospitals, or stand-alone facilities that have the “quality to provide the same degree of safety as . . . a general hospital licensed by the department.” 

Abortionist mills and their lobbyists oppose any regulations requiring them to meet the same health standards as other outpatient surgical centers.

This despite their constant clarion call that “abortion is healthcare.”

Obviously not when it comes to safety, and standards for patients.

“We can’t provide safe facilities”

Cox said the legislation is “absolutely not” a ban on all abortion statewide, but Planned Parenthood said trying to meet better health care guidelines would effectively make it impossible for them to operate.

That’s right, Planned Parenthood, which operates three of the four abortion mills currently in operation in the Beehive State, says having high safety standards and strict health care guidelines to protect their patients is too expensive for them.

The abortion industry further says hospital regulations raise costs, and medical personnel do not wish to participate in abortion-on-demand. 

“Doing an abortion in a hospital, you need more personnel,” said Carole Joffe, a pro-abortion sociology professor at the University of California at San Francisco. “You have to draw from a pool that may or may not be sympathetic to abortion.”

They are literally admitting their abortion mills do not meet current health and safety standards.

And they admit abortions-on-demand are not acceptable to many professional healthcare workers.

Advancing the Culture of Life

Currently, all hospitals in Utah only carry out abortions in emergencies, according to the Utah Hospital Association.

So this new law will in fact have a huge impact on abortions in Utah and save countless lives.

The bill passed the state House of Representatives and State Senate on straight party-line votes. 

The legislation also forbids out-of-state abortionists from dispensing abortion pills to citizens of Utah.

And the legislation goes further, by protecting children conceived in rape or incest after the 18th week of pregnancy, well into the second trimester.

Utah had a trigger law in place making most abortions illegal after the Supreme Court overturned Roe, but a judge stopped its enforcement.

Until the state Supreme Court weighs in on the case brought by the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah and the local ACLU, state officials will enforce a 2019 law protecting unborn children after 18 weeks.

SBA Pro-Life America’s Western Regional Director Adam Schwend said, “establishing these new safeguards for the unborn and women’s health advance a culture of life in Utah.”

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.