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Utah City Council To Consider Resolution Opposing Abortion

RIVERTON, Utah (AP) — A Utah city council is scheduled to consider a declaration of opposition to abortion.


The Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday that the Riverton City Council's resolution would declare its support for unborn humans and a belief that life begins "at the moment of conception."

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The resolution is scheduled to be considered at the council's meeting Tuesday.


Councilwoman Tawnee McCay, the resolution's sponsor, says the measure is intended to "send a message to the state" that the city 20 miles from Salt Lake City "cares about the unborn."


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While the resolution opposes abortion generally, it supports women who terminated a pregnancy endangering the mother's health.


Advocacy group Alliance for a Better Utah calls the proposed resolution a "wildly inappropriate" insertion of members' personal beliefs into their council roles.