3 responses to “Utah HB0090 – Criminal Homicide Abortion”

  1. Carolyn Alder

    This bill looks like a back door approach to get around Roe v. Wade, to make abortion illegal. That sounds good on the surface, however, the HB 90 makes the doctor the criminal, rather than the woman seeking the abortion. She gets off scott free. It may curtail the number of abortions, or it may encourage the doctors to lie more about the actual need for the abortion.

    Abortion, killing an unborn child, (now called a woman’s right to privacy) was made legal by a Supreme Court ruling, Roe v. Wade. A court ruling is not law, but it is interpreted to be so. The U.S. Congress is supposed to make laws, not the Supreme Court. The issues that the Congress are to deal with are supposed to be national, issues between states and nations, and not micro managing individual lives. Legalizing abortion should never have happened in the United States, at least not on a national level. The Founders of this great nation believed that laws need to conform to God’s laws. God would not legalize abortion.

    We need to elect people to the House and the Senate, who understand the proper role of government, and who will sponsor bills to reign in the Supreme Court. They can limit the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to not hear cases (and rule) on moral issues and religious issues. (Article III, s.2, c.2) We also need to elect Representatives who have integrity enough to reign themselves in, when bills are presented which go beyond the limited deligated powers granted to Congress by the U.S. Constitution.

  2. Melinda Peterson

    Thank you Carolyn. So let me restate my understanding of what you have said.
    #1. It was not the role of the national government to legalize abortion in the first place.
    #2. I agree that we need to elect representatives who can first govern themselves — according to God’s laws, and second, restrict the power of the leaders of government.
    #3. My understanding of this bill from what I’ve read and listened to is that it is taking whatever room the Supreme Court has allowed to make abortion illegal. It also seems to clarify and narrow the definition of when an abortion can be “legal” and specifically describes what is meant by “viable.” (This according to First Substitute H.B. 90.)

    I think that the part about changing the criminal offense from a 3rd degree to a 2nd degree only applies to circumstances where the abortion is performed “illegally.”

    The provision which requires two doctors to “concur, in writing, that the fetus has a defect that is uniformly diagnosable and universally lethal,” seems to be a protection to the physicians who “legally” perform abortions, and is not referring to the illegal ones.

    I’m not sure what to think about the part where the woman herself is not criminally liable, and would be happy to continue the conversation on this issue.


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