‘Trib Talk’: Planned Parenthood of Utah fights a state abortion ban and a federal gag order

(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Planned Parenthood Association of Utah and the ACLU of Utah hold a news conference on Utah's pending 18-week abortion ban, at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday April 10, 2019.

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU of Utah are suing the state over a new law prohibiting elective abortions after 18 weeks of fetal development.

The law — which challenges long-standing Supreme Court precedents — comes at a time when organizations like Planned Parenthood are being told by the Trump Administration to either cease abortion referrals, or walk away from millions of dollars in federal funding.

On this week’s episode of “Trib Talk,” Tribune reporter Bethany Rodgers and Heather Stringfellow, vice president of public policy for Planned Parenthood of Utah, join Benjamin Wood to discuss new state laws and federal rules limiting access to elective abortion procedures.

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