Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law on Friday a bill requiring a report on why Utah women get abortions, along with others aimed at increasing access to public records.

SB60, sponsored by Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, requires the Utah Department of Health to prepare an annual report on the number of abortions in the state, why the patient receives an abortion and the race of the woman who receives the procedure.

The information is already gathered for the federal government but not at the state level. Dayton, who is pro-life, said the data could be used to inform debate on future abortion bills.

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune