Mar 292023
 March 29, 2023  Posted by  Healthcare, Laws

Alanna Vagianos reports:

Idaho already has some of the most extreme abortion restrictions on the books, with nearly all abortions banned in the state and an affirmative defense law that essentially asserts any doctor who provides an abortion is guilty until proven innocent. And now Idaho Republicans have set their sights on hindering certain residents from traveling out of state to get an abortion.

House Bill 242, which passed through the state House and is likely to move quickly through the Senate, seeks to limit minors’ ability to travel for abortion care without parental consent. The legislation would create a whole new crime — dubbed “abortion trafficking” — which is defined in the bill as an “adult who, with the intent to conceal an abortion from the parents or guardian of a pregnant, unemancipated minor, either procures an abortion … or obtains an abortion-inducing drug” for the minor. “Recruiting, harboring, or transporting the pregnant minor within this state commits the crime of abortion trafficking,” the legislation adds.

So a minor who has been raped and impregnated by a parent cannot get an abortion without parental consent and cannot be driven anywhere in the state to pick up an abortion drug, or the person driving them can be sentenced to two to five years in prison?

Read more on HuffPost.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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