The Idaho Supreme Court (northwestern United States) ruled this Friday in favor of the Republican government of the state and allowed the application of a law that bans abortion in practically all cases.
By three votes in favor and two against, the state’s highest court denied the abortion entity’s request planned fatherhoodwhich requested that the entry into force of the rule be blocked on August 25, alleging that it violates the rights to privacy and to equal protection before the law.
In addition to Planned Parenthood, on August 2, the US attorney general, Merrick Garlandannounced another lawsuit against Idaho, considering that its law against abortion “criminalizes doctors” and prevents them from freely practicing abortions. interruptions of pregnancy when the woman’s health is at risk.
The Department of Justice sued Idaho for violating the Federal Labor and Emergency Medical Treatment Lawto try to protect doctors who have to intervene when abortion is “the medical treatment necessary to stabilize a patient’s emergency medical condition.”
It was the first action by the Department of Justice against a state since last June the Supreme Court annulled the ruling ‘Roe v. Wade’ and thus eliminated federal protection of the right to abortion, ceding their legislation to the states.
And it will not be the only one, as Garland explained at a press conference, who pointed out that the working group on reproductive rights created as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision is dedicating itself to evaluating “the changing landscape of state laws” and they are already studying “litigation additionalagainst other states.