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Judge Strikes Down Idaho Abortion Law

(BOISE) – An Idaho law that banned abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy has been struck down. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled Wednesday that the 2011 so-called fetal pain law placed an undue burden on a woman’s right to have an abortion. Winmill also criticized the Idaho Legislature saying the efforts to protect a fetus don’t outweigh a woman’s right to choose. Two other Idaho abortion laws were also found unconstitutional. The ruling was the result of a lawsuit filed by Jennie Linn McCormack, of Pocatello, who challenged Idaho law after being charged with a felony for taking pills to terminate a pregnancy.