Idaho penalizes with jail time those who help minors to have abortions
Idaho (U.S.) Governor Brad Little signed into law a new law on Wednesday that would Will criminalize adults who help minors to have abortions. or obtain abortion pills.
The legislation makes it unlawful to assist a person under the age of 18 to obtain an abortion, transport her to a state where the procedure is legal, or provide her with abortion pills without parental permission. or legal guardians, according to language approved by state congressmen last week.
Persons who violate this new law. May be charged with “trafficking in abortions.” and face a maximum penalty of five years in prison, the regulations stipulate.
Idaho is the first state in the country to greenlight such a restriction, which criminalizes out-of-state travel to obtain abortions.
Planned Parenthood, which advocates for affordable, high-quality medical and reproductive care in the country, called the recent law a “despicable” and indicated that he will do everything possible to repeal it.
“Idaho lawmakers have passed unnoticed and approved the anti-abortion legislation stricter laws across the country,” the organization wrote on its Twitter account.
Dozens of states across the country have passed laws that would prohibit voluntary termination in whole or in part. of pregnancy since the Supreme Court overturned the ‘Roe v. Wade’ ruling, which had protected a woman’s right to choose since 1973.
Since the ruling, issued in June of last year.18 of the 50 states have banned abortion in the U.S. or severely restricted it.and in 13, access to abortion is effectively impossible, although there are exceptions, according to Planned Parenthood data.