Idaho has become the 16th state with an abortion ban in effect following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Late Friday, the Idaho Supreme Court allowed the state’s heartbeat law to be enforced that protects the lives of unborn babies when they have a detectable heartbeat at 6 weeks. In a 3 to 2 decision the court upheld the civil enforcement mechanism contained in the Idaho Heartbeat Law. They further stated that Planned Parenthood is unlikely to succeed in its efforts to challenge the civil enforcement mechanism or the criminal penalties of the Heartbeat Law.
The state’s highest court also rejected Planned Parenthood’s bid to block the state’s trigger law from going into effect on August 25th, which would protect babies starting at conception.
As a result of the decision, the civil enforcement mechanism of the Heartbeat Law is in effect now and the more protective abortion ban will begin protecting babies in approximately two weeks.
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