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Another AG opinion on anti-abortion bill: Rapists could take legal action

Here's a link to another Idaho attorney general's opinion on the bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks on grounds of fetal pain, this one in response to several specific questions from Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, a physician. Among them: In Question 4, Schmidt asked if the bill's provisions allowing the "father of the unborn child" to pursue legal action would include a rapist; the answer was yes.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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