Pro-abortion 9th Circuit strikes Idaho’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

By Dave Andrusko Right next to the sun rising in the east is the certainty that the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will strike down any protective abortion statute. And a three-judge panel did just that last Friday, upholding a lower court judge’s decision striking down Idaho’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The case …

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Idaho Gov. signs bill to curb web-cam abortions

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This appeared in the April online edition of National Right to Life News. As can all the stories in this 40-page issue, it can be read at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsApril2015.pdf. Please pass these stories along to your pro-life family and friends, using your social media networks. There are now 19 states that …

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Idaho Gov. signs bill to curb web-cam abortions

By Dave Andrusko As of Monday morning, there are now 19 states that require abortionists to perform in-person exams when they use chemical abortifacients. Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter signed the bill into law after it passed both houses of the legislature by overwhelming margins. The bill had passed the Idaho House (55-17) and …

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Idaho Senate votes 27-7 to curb web-cam abortions

Bill returns to House for quick reconciliation with Senate version By Dave Andrusko There are currently 18 states that require abortionists to perform in-person exams when they use chemical abortifacients. A similar measure has now passed both the Idaho House (55-17) and the Senate (27-7). All seven “nay” votes today were cast by Democrats. Because …

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NRLC Director of Education submits new testimony telling Idaho legislative committee danger of chemical abortions may be grossly underestimated

By Dave Andrusko Yesterday NRL News Today brought you the encouraging news that the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee had passed the Physician Physical Presence Women Protection Act of 2015 on a vote of 7-2 and that the bill was now on its way to the full Senate. This bill, which requires abortionists to perform …

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Idaho Senate committee votes 7-2 to curb web-cam abortions, bill on its way to the full Senate

House has already passed bill By Dave Andrusko A bill to require Idaho abortionists to perform in-person exams when they use chemical abortifacients has now passed both the full state House and a Senate committee. Earlier this morning, the Senate State Affairs Committee passed the Physician Physical Presence Women Protection Act of 2015 on a …

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Idaho House committee votes 13-4 in favor of law to curb web-cam abortions

By Dave Andrusko After hearing testimony, including from NRLC Director of Education Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, the Idaho House State Affairs Committee yesterday voted 13-4 in favor of House Bill 154. The measure would require abortionists to perform in-person exams when they use chemical abortifacients. Currently, 17 states have laws on the books which say …

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Why pro-lifers are confident in the face of a decision overturning Idaho’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

By Dave Andrusko The headline on the article at the pro-abortion site rhrealitycheck.org read,” Why Are Anti-Choicers Celebrating the Death of the Idaho 20-Week Ban?” Bearing in mind that writers ordinarily don’t compose their own headlines, my guess is that Robin Marty would’ve offered a more nuanced summary. “The Idaho 20-Week Ban” Marty is talking …

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Judge overturns Idaho’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, opening the door to an eventual hearing before the Supreme Court

By Dave Andrusko Late Wednesday U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill struck down Idaho’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (among other protective laws) as part of a 42-page decision that ran hither and yon to uphold a challenge by Jennie Linn McCormack. Although eight states have passed similar laws, this is the first time a …

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Way to Supreme Court Opened by Lower Court Decision on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

WASHINGTON – A federal district court decision against the Idaho Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act issued March 6, 2013, opens the way to an ultimate consideration by the United States Supreme Court whether mounting medical evidence that unborn children are capable of feeling pain supports a compelling state interest allowing protection of such children from …

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Judge hears lawsuit against Idaho’s abortion laws

By Dave Andrusko The Idaho State Journal reported that U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill heard summary judgment arguments Tuesday in the lawsuit brought last year by  Jennie Linn McCormack against Bannock County prosecutor Mark Hiedeman. McCormack and her attorney, Richard Hearn, are trying to overturn both the specific statute under which McCormack was charged …

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New Twist in First Challenge to a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

By Dave Andrusko We’ve written several times about Jennie McCormack, an Idaho woman who in 2010 aborted her baby using RU486 purchased on the Internet and who then filed a class action suit challenging the state’s abortion law and its (then) recently enacted Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. (See most recently, “The ‘Next Roe v. …

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