Idaho pro-life groups are regrouping to go to the legislature
and undo what the 9th U.S. Circuit Court has done to pro-life
The case involves a woman who self-aborted in her 6th month of
pregnancy with RU-486 obtained through the internet. Police found
the baby's body on her front porch. Authorities filed charges
against Jennie McCormack but later dropped them. She sued against
the ban on self-abortion and a new law banning late term
David Ripley of Idaho Chooses
Life tells OneNewsNow she was denied the standing to fight
against the fetal pain bill regarding late term abortions.
"The problem for the pro-life movement, however, is that both at
the federal district court level and at the 9th Circuit we've
gotten some serious setback in terms of regulating first trimester
abortions. Most of that statute in Idaho has been wiped out by both
Plus, the ruling could open the door for another approach to
abortions in the state.
"Planned Parenthood across the country has been trying to get
into the tele-med abortion business so that they can do remote
control abortions over the internet-- prescribe RU-486, and the
woman can basically self-abort using RU-486."
That violates the Food and Drug Administration guidelines for
use of the drug. Ripley is working with other pro-life groups to
approach lawmakers with proposals to remedy both problems.