Judge Strikes Down Fetal Pain Abortion Law


0  Updated at 11:41 am, March 7th, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(BOISE, ID)  —  A federal judge has struck down Idaho’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled late Wednesday that the so-called “fetal pain law” places an undue burden on a woman’s right to have an abortion. Jennie Linn McCormack of Pocatello sued the state in 2011 after she was charged with a felony for taking pills to terminate her pregnancy. The original law, which was spurred by McCormack’s case, was based on the theory advanced by some health professionals who believe a fetus can feel pain 20 weeks after conception.

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