Idaho Senate passes bill to criminalize helping minors leave state for abortion without parental consent

Posted on AllSides March 31st, 2023
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The Idaho Senate approved a bill on Thursday to criminalize helping minors travel out of state to obtain an abortion, sending it to GOP Gov. Brad Little’s desk. The legislation easily passed in a heavily Republican-dominated state House and Senate. If signed into law, the bill would prohibit adults from helping a minor obtain an abortion procedure or an abortion-inducing pill without their parent or guardian’s consent, stating that they would be committing “abortion trafficking.” The bill would allow any person prosecuted under the law to defend themselves by arguing...

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