Idaho Legislature Votes to Restrict Abortion Travel by Minors
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.