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Idaho abortion ban spurs rise in air transport for pregnant patients

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2024
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Since the U.S. Supreme Court decided in January to consider a case about whether a federal law regarding emergency medical treatment supersedes an abortion ban in Idaho, air transports out of state for pregnancy complications at one of the state’s largest hospitals have increased from one in all of 2023 to six in the past four months. Dr. Jim Souza, chief medical officer at St. Luke’s, said if that pace continues, that number could be 20 patients before the year is over. “We have limited resources in terms of helicopters,...

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