SALT LAKE CITY-- Utah lawmakers are seeking more information about who undergoes an abortion in the state.
Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, says her bill would require the state Department of Health to deliver an annual report on abortions in Utah to lawmakers.
Dayton says the state already collects some data from physicians as part of a federal requirement, but this would provide lawmakers more information when considering any future abortion laws.
The report would include the number of abortions performed, how far along the pregnancy was when the abortion was performed, and the race and ethnicity of women who undergo the procedure.
A Senate government operations committee unanimously approved the bill on Wednesday afternoon. It now goes to the full Senate for debate.