Planned Parenthood seeks to block Idaho’s near-total abortion ban

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By Brendan Pierson (Reuters) – Planned Parenthood on Wednesday urged Idaho’s top court to stop a state law criminalizing nearly all abortions from taking effect later this month, arguing that it would prevent women from getting abortions necessary to save their lives. Attorney Alan Schoenfeld, representing the abortion provider and reproductive rights group, told the court that the law’s exception for saving the life of the mother was too vague for physicians to know when it applies. “It’s written in a way that will make it impossible to comply with,” he said. Megan Larrando, a lawyer for the …

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