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Idaho Enacts “Abortion Trafficking” Law That Bans Helping Minors Get an Out-of-State Abortion

HeadlineApr 07, 2023

Idaho Republican Governor Brad Little has signed a bill criminalizing the act of helping someone under the age of 18 obtain an abortion in another state without parental consent. It’s the first so-called abortion trafficking law passed in the U.S. and carries penalties of two to five years in prison. Alexis McGill Johnson, president of Planned Parenthood Federation, said, “The law will isolate young people and put them in danger, including those who are in abusive situations.”

Meanwhile, in New Mexico, Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill shielding abortion providers from prosecution, disciplinary action or extradition attempts by other states.

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