Utah is the first US state to expand the definition of illegal abortion. This state is also the first to remove immunity for those who will or seek illegal abortions. They will also be the benchmark in treating women as presumptive criminals and leave them open to criminal persecution - in summary miscarriage criminalized by State of Utah.
How does the state classify the abortion as legal?
One basic consideration is anything "carried out by a physician or through a substance used under the direction of a physician." Thus beyond this statement will be considered illegal and that woman will be open to criminal persecution. In a translation anything that can be defined as "known" or "reckless" or "planned" will be classified as criminal homicide.
Miscarriage criminalized by State of Utah is considered a victory for Christian groups in the state as this have been part of what this group has been lobbying for in years. On another side of the coin there was also a silent disagreement to this law highlighting freedom of choice.
Utah House and Senate voted 59 to 12 and 24 to 4 which can be defined that even if Governor Herbert were to veto the bill the legislature could easily override his veto. But it was also anticipated that Governor Herbert will not veto it.
There has been an emerging clamor from its constituents pertaining to the passing of this bill and the move has been interpreted as a public relations agenda to eliminate the existing perception the state of Utah is moving backward.
Miscarriage Criminalized by State of Utah whether it is a PR move or not can still be interpreted as a firm shift in terms of consideration pertaining to abortion and this could sweep to other states in the coming months or years.