Fetal pain law now in Utah

Governor Gary Herbert signs first law of its kind

The following comes from a March 30 USA Today article: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill that requires doctors to give anesthesia to women having an abortion 20 weeks into their pregnancy or later — the first law of its kind in the USA. Among other provisions, SB 0234 requires doctors who perform abortions to administer an anesthetic on women who are at least 20 weeks … [Read more...]

And the turquoise goes to… Utah

Pope lifts Wester to Santa Fe

The following comes from an April 27 Whispers in the Loggia blog post by Rocco Palmer: And all of a sudden, everything was filled: at Roman Noon this Monday, in the fourth move on a US diocese within the last six days, the Pope named Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City as the twelfth archbishop of Santa Fe, granting Archbishop Michael Sheehan's retirement after 22 years of … [Read more...]

Eric Holder put thumb on scales in Utah

  The following comes from a Jan. 16 statement by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on the website of the U.S. bishops. Last week Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal government will recognize so-called "marriages" performed in Utah between persons of the same sex that even Utah itself does not recognize as marriage. Presently, Utah defines … [Read more...]