Idaho law limiting doctor referrals on abortion hits skids

A Idaho law marking it a crime for doctors to assist in the procurement of an abortion hit a roadblock as a district federal judge found that the law would chill speech. The law would require the revocation of a doctor’s medical license. (ABC News, August 1, 2023, by Gene Johnson and Ed Komenda of The Associated Press)

The judge ruled that the Idaho attorney general’s interpretation of the law violated health care professionals’ First Amendment rights to refer patients for abortion care. (ACLU, August 1, 2023, press release)

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