Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Federal Court Bars Enforcement of 1972 Idaho Abortion Law

Reuters: Woman wins court order against 1972 Idaho abortion law, by Laura Zuckerman: Image1

(Reuters) - An Idaho woman prosecuted for terminating her own pregnancy with abortion pills she ordered online won a temporary court order on Friday barring enforcement of the decades-old law under which she was charged.

But the federal judge in the case also rebuffed her separate bid to block a newly enacted state law that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy unless there is proof the woman's life is in danger. . . .


I commented on this case (and the issue of standing) for the Washington Post here.



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