Legal shift on abortion, abuse allegations against an OB-GYN, and coal’s water demands

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Hundreds of protesters march down State Street after a bans off our bodies protest hosted by Planned Parenthood, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

A trigger law banning elective abortions in Utah is slated to take effect if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Eighty-three women say a Provo OB-GYN sexually abused them over a span of 40 years. And, as Utah’s drought persists, clean energy advocates say it’s time to power down water-guzzling coal plants.

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