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Abortion bans, inland port victory and primary results

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lilian Agar holds a sign after attending a rally in defense of abortion rights after at the Capitol, Friday, June 24, 2022. Utah enacted a ban on elective abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade on Friday.

A Utah law banning abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy takes effect after the state’s trigger law gets put on hold. A Utah lawmaker aims to expand the available reporting options to provide rape victims legal access to abortion. The Utah Supreme Court sides with the Utah Inland Port. And congressional incumbents win easy victories in primary elections.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Becky Jacobs and Leia Larsen, along with news columnist Robert Gehrke, join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

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