Utah governor signs anesthesia requirement for some abortions

March 29, 2016 4:20 AM

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Utah governor signs anesthesia requirement for some abortions

Utah's governor on Monday signed a bill requiring doctors to administer anesthesia to women receiving an abortion at the 20th week of gestation, the first such law in the nation, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

The bill states that an anesthetic or analgesic will "eliminate or alleviate organic pain to the unborn child."

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