Courts, Government, Politics

Idaho Supreme Court Just Made Huge Ruling on Abortion Restrictions

Abortion proponents and opponents each took home a win and a loss on Thursday. Yesterday, PJ Media reported on how the South Carolina Supreme Court Struck down the Fetal Heartbeat Law by a ruling of 3-2. The justices held that the law was a violation of a woman’s right to privacy.

But at the same time, the Idaho Supreme Court was taking a look at the Gem State’s abortion law and, by the same vote as the South Carolina court, upheld it. The law bans all abortions except in cases of rape or incest that have been reported to law enforcement or to prevent the death of the mother. Like other “trigger laws across the nation, the law took effect in the event of a reversal of Roe v. Wade, which happened last year.

According to The Hill, Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit challenging that law and two others. One was similar to the South Carolina legislation prohibiting an abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected and another allows family members of the fetus to sue for damages. Read more…

You Might Also Like