Idaho Abortion Ban Axed As Arkansas OKs Tougher Law

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 1:44 PM EST) -- An Idaho federal judge on Wednesday struck down a state ban on abortions performed after the 20th week of pregnancy, a decision that underscores the long odds facing a law passed the same day by Arkansas legislators prohibiting abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy.

U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill said the lack of exceptions for instances in which a fetus can’t yet survive outside the womb renders the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act unconstitutional. While states are free to introduce abortion restrictions aimed at...
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