Health Highlights

Utah is the first state to require anesthesia for women having an abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later.

The bill, signed into law Monday by Gov. Gary Herbert, is based on the controversial belief that a fetus can feel pain at that pointAnesthesia or an analgesic has to go through the woman to reach the fetus, Dr. Sean Esplin, of Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, explained. General anesthesia would make the woman unconscious and likely require abreathing tube or large dose of narcotics

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