Judges rule on state abortion restrictions, shape Roe impact
July 12, 2022
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah judge on Monday granted a request from Planned Parenthood to delay implementing the state's trigger law banning most abortions, as implications of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade reverberate nationwide.
With the decision, abortion remains legal up to 18 weeks in Utah, which is among a group of states where abortion rights have been thrown into limbo amid the legal and political challenges shaping the post-Roe landscape with states now holding the power to restrict abortion.
"What I'm really doing is saying we have serious things to talk about," Judge Andrew Stone said after granting an injunction delaying the trigger law.