Idaho copies extreme Texas law and bans abortion after six weeks

Outrage as state becomes first in US to pass ban modelled on Texas law that allows family members to sue abortion providers

Gloria Oladipo
Tue 15 Mar 2022

Idaho has become the first US state to pass an abortion ban modeled after a controversial Texas law that prohibits abortions after about six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.

The news comes with abortion rights under assault across the US – despite clear majority support for such rights. The conservative-dominated US supreme court is thought likely to overturn Roe v Wade, the 1973 ruling which established the right, later this year.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/mar/15/idaho-abortion-ban-texas-law-six-weeks