With little debate, the House approved a bill by Republican Rep. Robin Lundstrum and Sen. Jason Rapert to ban all abortions at 18 weeks of gestation or later and sent the bill to the Senate.

The vote was 77-13, with 10 not voting. The bill is unconstitutional under existing Supreme Court precedent, which prevents states from preventing abortion before viability of the fetus. It contains only an exception to save a mother’s life. There’s no consideration for health concerns of the mother or fetal anomalies. There is no exception for rape victims.


The legislature has already passed legislation to make all abortion at any stage, from the moment of egg fertilization, illegal should Roe v. Wade be overturned.