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Former justice looks at abortion and a country without Roe v. Wade

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Christine Durham of Utah says the threat to abortion rights is real, and warns that women can’t be truly equal if they don’t take control of their bodies.

(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune) Former Justice Christine Durham, shown in 2017, as she retired from the Utah Supreme Court.

The The US Supreme Court recently heard the arguments About one Mississippi Law Almost all abortions are banned after 15 weeks of gestation.

Anti-abortion activists are welcoming the possibility that the court could overturn Roe v. Wade’s landmark decision, which gives women the constitutional right to have an abortion before the fetus is still alive.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has aligned themselves on some social issues with conservative religions, but their views on abortion are more complicated than that. Utah-based beliefs condemns “elective abortion for personal or social convenience”“But allow this procedure in cases of rape or incest, serious fetal anomalies, or when the life or health of the mother is in ‘serious jeopardy'”.

On this week’s show, Christine Durham, former judge and chief justice of the Supreme Court of Utah and herself a Latter-day Saint, discusses the major shift that could happen in abortion policy and practice. . equal if you do not control your body.

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Ryan Perry

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