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Fetal death bill killed in House

The House has voted 32-31against HB 214, a measure from Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, to issue official state certificates of "fetal death" to women who have early miscarriages or abortions. The measure was opposed by the state's bureau of vital statistics, which said it issues official certificates only for verified, reportable data. The bill would have made the certificates both voluntary and non-public, though they'd be issued by the state's official bureau. Boyle said it was intended to help people cope with their grief.




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