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Idaho's abortion ban to go into effect in 30 days

 
July 26, 2022

Idaho Governor Brad Little has confirmed that most abortions in the state will be illegal effective Thursday, August 25, when Idaho's trigger law kicks in following the U.S Supreme Court's June 24 decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade. While the decision was released last month, the final mandate was handed down today, invoking the 30 day timeframe for Idaho's ban to go into effect.

The ban will make it a felony for health care providers to perform an abortion except to save the life of the mother or in the case of pregnancies resulting from rape or incest when those crimes are reported. Those convicted of performing criminal abortions face a minimum sentence of two years and no more than five years in prison.

Idaho passed the trigger law, Idaho Code Title 18, Chapter 6, in 2020. Planned Parented has challenged the law to the Idaho Supreme Court, contending the ban violates Idahoan's right to privacy and equal protection under the Idaho Constitution.

Arguments in that case are set to be heard August 3.

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