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Justices appear evenly divided in controversial emergency abortion case

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2024
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Republican- and Democratic-appointed members of the Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared sharply divided regarding whether Idaho’s near-total prohibition of abortions conflicts with federal emergency medicine statutes.

The oral arguments focused on whether Idaho’s near-total abortion ban, which only prohibits abortion in cases of rape, incest, or to prevent the death of the mother, is too narrow to cover emergency conditions in which a woman may not be in immediate danger of her life.

Arguing on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services, Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar argued that...

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