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ABORTION PROCEEDINGS SET

Utah's abortion trial - if there is one - will begin April 21, two weeks after it was originally scheduled to start on April 6.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Greene issued a brief order Friday delaying trial. But the language of the order suggested there may never be a trial.In the order, Greene noted that both the state and the American Civil Liberties Union have already submitted enough information "to determine all legal issues in this case."

In fact, Greene didn't refer to a trial at all in his order. Instead, he said "further proceedings, if any, will commence on April 21."

State attorneys have speculated that Greene postponed the trial because he plans to grant their request that he rule on the law's constitutionality without the trial.