Idaho Legislature Votes to Restrict Abortion Travel by Minors

Posted on AllSides March 31st, 2023
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The Idaho state flag hangs in the Idaho State capitol in Boise.

Idaho’s legislature this week passed a bill making it a crime to assist minors in traveling to obtain an abortion, a novel attempt by a Republican-led state to restrain residents from seeking the procedure in states where it is legal.

The bill creates a new offense of “abortion trafficking,” punishable by two to five years in prison. It would apply in circumstances in which a minor seeking an abortion didn’t have parental consent to do so.

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