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Jenny Wilson on Abortion

 

 


Opposes requiring a 72-hour waiting period for abortions

Jenny Wilson said she had worked in a bipartisan way to get things accomplished--but it was on the issue of abortion that she grew emotional, her voice hitching as she talked of knowing people facing that issue as the Utah Legislature passed a law earlier this year requiring a 72-hour waiting period for abortions. She also said she was "horrified" by Mitt Romney's stance on the issue [Romney is pro-life].

"I will always fight on this issue," she said. "It is a difficult issue and while these men are enlightened--and I appreciate that--but that's not always the case. But this is an issue I will never compromise on."

Source: David Montero in Salt Lake Tribune on 2018 Utah Senate race , Nov 28, 2012

Abortion rights are best left in the hands of the courts

The Utah Democratic Party platform doesn't address abortion at all--local party leaders learning several years ago that it's just best to let that controversial issue slide.

And some of the Democratic delegates didn't even like being asked about it. Pro-choice and pro-life terms "are divisive," said delegate Jenny Wilson, who also serves as chief of staff for Rep. Bill Orton, D-Utah. "We need to focus on education and prevention. Abortion rights are best left in the hands of the courts."

Source: Deseret News on 2018 Utah Senate race , Aug 20, 1996

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