Provo’s Bramble planning ‘abortion reversal’ notification bill

Rick Bowmer
In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Sen. Curt Bramble, R- Provo, speaks during a news conference at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah lawmakers are planning to introduce legislation that would require doctors to tell women they may be able to reverse drug-induced abortions. Most doctors, however, say there is scant evidence and incomplete science to support that claim.

The Deseret News reports that Sen. Curt Bramble of Provo and Rep. Keven Stratton of Orem, both Republicans, are drafting a bill and plan to introduce it during the legislative session that begins in January. The same lawmakers sponsored a bill last year making Utah the first state in the U.S. to require women seeking abortions to undergo anesthesia after 20 weeks of gestation.

The abortion pill reversal claim is based primarily on the work of a California-based physician, but a 2016 review concluded that his study was of poor quality.

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