Proposal to repeal abortion laws headed to the Senate floor

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 13, 2017 at 8:45 a.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation reversing two anti-abortion laws in Idaho is headed to the Senate floor.

Earlier this year, a federal judge agreed to give the Idaho Legislature time to repeal two laws banning women from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine. Those laws will be deemed unconstitutional and unenforceable if lawmakers don't take them off the books this session.

However, the bill includes language that lists legislative findings critical of medical abortions, which some opponents say does not contain factual information about the safety of telemedicine abortions.

The Senate State Affairs Committee voted on the bill on Monday. It must now pass the Senate before it can head to the governor's desk for final approval.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast