Utah Abortion Anesthesia Bill (SB 234)

This law was last updated on Jun 29, 2016


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Utah

Number

SB 234

Status

Current

Proposed

Feb 26, 2016

Topics

Care of Aborted Fetuses

Full Bill Text

le.utah.gov

SB 234 would require a physician to administer anesthesia to a pregnant patient having an abortion at 20 weeks gestation or later.

Anesthesia would not be required if:

  • The abortion was necessary to serious risk or death to the pregnant patient;
  • The abortion is performed has a diagnosable and lethal defect, confirmed by two physicians who practice maternal fetal medicine; or
  • The treating physician and one other physician concur that the anesthesia would cause serious risk or death to the pregnant patient.

The bill is based on the heavily disputed belief that a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks.