Abortion ban in Idaho faces first U.S. legal challenge since Roe

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(Worthy News) – The sued on Tuesday to block a state law that it said imposes a “near-absolute ban” on , marking its first legal challenge to state abortion laws since the in June overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.

The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Idaho, says the state’s abortion ban violates the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, a federal law that compels hospitals receiving federal funds to provide emergency medical care.

It seeks a preliminary and permanent injunction against the state law. It also asks a court to bar Idaho from criminalizing doctors or stripping them of their medical licenses if they perform an emergency abortion. [ Source: Reuters (Read More…) ]

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