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Guns yes, abortions no

Published January 5, 2013 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Our representatives in the Utah Legislature have passed legislation that extends from 24 hours to 72 hours the time a woman must wait to seek an abortion.

Yet anyone can walk into a gun show, in a publicly owned event center, and instantly buy a gun.

Apparently, we trust giving strangers the right to make personal decisions regarding their guns, without time for a background check, more than we trust a woman making a decision with consultation with her doctor, family and faith.

Paul Zuckerman

Salt Lake City