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Tuesday Jul 05, 2022

Idaho governor signs Texas-style bill banning abortion after six weeks

Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) signed a Texas-style bill Wednesday that prohibits abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.

On Wednesday, Idaho became the first state in Texas to enact a law banning abortion after nearly six weeks of gestation. https://t.co/hFCDi8cwBF

– ABC4 News (@ abc4utah) March 23, 2022

The AP reports:

On Wednesday, Idaho became the first state to enact a law similar to a Texas law that prohibits abortion after nearly six weeks of gestation and allows it to be enforced through civil lawsuits to avoid a constitutional court challenge.

Republican Gov. Brad Little has signed into law a measure that would allow family members to sue a doctor who performed an abortion after cardiac activity was detected in the fetus.

“I express my solidarity with all Idaho people who want to save the lives of preterm infants,” Little Lieutenant Gov. Janice McGachin, who is also president of the Senate, wrote in a letter.

In conservative states, the law is expected to take effect 30 days after signing. However, the court’s challenge is expected.

The Idaho bill was modeled after the Texas “Heartbeat” abortion law.

The “Heartbeat” law effectively prohibits abortion in the state after 6 weeks and gives any citizen – including those living outside of Texas – the right to take legal action against anyone who “helps and assists” in terminating the pregnancy.

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