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Eye On Boise abortion archive

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018

Idaho governor signs 'abortion reversal' bill into law

Idaho will become the latest state to require women seeking medical abortions to be informed that drug-induced abortions may be halted halfway through, despite opposition from medical groups who say there is little evidence to support the claim. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter quietly signed the proposal into law on Tuesday...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018

Idaho Senate panel advances abortion information bill

A proposal that would increase reporting requirements for abortion providers is advancing at the GOP-dominated Idaho Statehouse. The bill outlines a list of abortion complications that must be reported by providers, hospitals and clinics to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. This includes complications like infection, blood clots and...

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MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018

TUESDAY, FEB. 20, 2018

MONDAY, FEB. 12, 2018


Hearing on abortion bill draws extensive testimony...

The Senate State Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this morning SB 1243, the proposal from Sen. Lori DenHartog, R-Meridian, to require that women seeking an abortion be provided with information about reversal of medication-induced abortions partway through the treatment. Strong emotions are being expressed...

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MONDAY, JAN. 29, 2018

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017

Planned Parenthood, Wasden move to dismiss abortion suit 

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Planned Parenthood say it’s time to dismiss a lawsuit challenging two anti-abortion laws in Idaho. Earlier this year, a federal judge agreed to give the Legislature time to repeal two laws passed in 2015 banning women from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine. Lawmakers begrudgingly...

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MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017


MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017

House panel OK's bill legalizing telemedicine abortions 

Two 2015 laws banning prescription of abortion-causing drugs by telemedicine, rather than an in-person examination, would be repealed, under legislation that cleared the House State Affairs Committee today at the behest of anti-abortion lobbyist David Ripley. Though that procedure wasn’t used in Idaho, backers of...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017

Bill introduced to reverse telemedicine abortion bans in Idaho 

A prominent anti-abortion group in Idaho has introduced legislation reversing two abortion laws at the center of a legal battle. Women are currently banned from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine in Idaho under two laws passed in 2015. The laws required doctors to be present when administering pregnancy-ending pills...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017

Bill telling women abortion can be halted introduced 

An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation requiring the state to distribute information telling women that a drug-induced abortion may be halted halfway through, despite physicians warning there's not enough science backing up that claim. Sen. Lori Den Hartog, a Republican from Meridian, says the goal...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017

Idaho to stop enforcing telemedicine abortion bans 

Women will no longer be banned from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine in Idaho, under a new legal settlement. Planned Parenthood announced Monday that the lawsuit settlement lifts unnecessary burdens on women seeking safe abortions. "Women in Idaho deserve the right to have access to the safest, highest quality health...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016

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