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Planned Parenthood Utah Files Lawsuit Over State’s Trigger Ban

  • Suit seeks to block new law banning all elective abortions
  • Group argues abortion ban will harm 2,800 Utahns each year
Demonstrators gather at the Utah State Capitol to rally in support of abortion rights on May 3.

Demonstrators gather at the Utah State Capitol to rally in support of abortion rights on May 3.

Photographer: George Frey/Getty Images

Planned Parenthood Association of Utah filed a lawsuit seeking to block Utah’s new law banning all elective abortions that went into effect late Friday.

The group said it also plans to ask the court for a preliminary as well as permanent court order against the state’s new law banning abortion at any point in pregnancy, according to the suit filed Saturday in Salt Lake City County’s Third Judicial District.