Fund to challenge Roe v. Wade gets initial OK

Fund to challenge Roe v. Wade gets initial OK

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A committee in the Utah House has endorsed a proposal that would create a legal defense fund to challenge Roe v. Wade.

House Bill 114 would create a legal fund that accepts private donations to help offset any legal fees the state would incur if it were to pass an abortion ban by 2014. Defending a law that bans abortion in most cases would likely cost the state millions of dollars.

A similar fund set up in the early 1990s raised about $13,000.

Rep. Ken Sumsion, R-American Fork, says he's sponsoring the bill to get the public more involved in deciding whether to challenge the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

The bill was approved unanimously Wednesday and will now be heard on the House floor.

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