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(KSL News) The state is asking a federal judge to lift a freeze on a bill that bans partial-birth abortion in Utah.
The bill was passed two years ago, but it was frozen pending a review by the U.S. Supreme Court. So when the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a ban on partial-birth abortion, the state decided to reopen the case and ask a federal judge to lift the freeze.
Officials say Utah's partial-birth abortion ban is modeled after the federal ban. If the bill goes unchallenged it will become law immediately.
You can read more on this story in the Deseret Morning News.