US: Idaho top court will not block near-total abortion ban | News | DW

The Idaho Supreme Court on Friday refused to block a state law criminalizing nearly all abortions after the United States Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that had recognized the procedure as a constitutional right.

The ruling would allow potential relatives of an embryo or fetus to sue abortion providers over procedures done after six weeks of gestation, before many people know they are pregnant. Another ban criminalizing all abortions is set to take effect later this month.

In a 3-2 ruling, the top court allowed the laws to take effect but sped up the timeline for lawsuits to be decided.

Abortion rights advocates express dismay

Earlier this year, a doctor and a regional Planned Parenthood affiliate sued the state of Idaho over three anti-abortion laws, most…

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