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Federal judge temporarily blocks any possible prosecution of Idaho doctors for providing out-of-state referrals for abortion

Posted on AllSides August 1st, 2023
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A federal judge has temporarily blocked any attempt to prosecute or strip medical licenses from Idaho doctors providing out-of-state referrals for abortion. The ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood Great Northwest claims any such indictment would be “highly likely” to “unconstitutionally prohibit” the First Amendment-protected speech of Idaho medical providers. Appointed by Democratic President Bill Clinton, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled such a policy “impermissibly regulates speech based on content and viewpoint.” The authority for such prosecutions originates from a withdrawn legal opinion from Idaho Attorney General Raúl...

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