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Idaho Abortion Ban Impacts Medical Providers

Medical providers find the Idaho abortion ban quite demoralizing, say latest reports. There are fewer OB-GYNs in the state due to the ban, raising concerns that patients will not be able to receive care. 

Since the ban on federal safeguards for abortion more than a year ago, Idaho has experienced a significant outflow of OB-GYNs and other medical professionals.

The ban affected the way medical professionals worked. The fear of criminal penalties was often a restrictive factor. In the 11 months since the prohibitions, OB-GYNs, nurses, and other medical professionals have spoken out about these difficulties in Idaho. 

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They had to take the tough choice to relocate to jurisdictions where they believe they can practice without fear of legal repercussions.

After the highest court overturned Roe v. Wade last year, Idaho’s abortion ban went into effect. There are some exceptions, although.

The exceptions, however, are applicable in selected cases. For instance, a pregnancy-related to rape could be an exception. The exceptions do not apply to the entire pregnancy. The exceptions are allowed only in the first three months of pregnancy.

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Idaho’s law is the first that criminalizes aiding in an out-of-state abortion, even though Oklahoma and Texas permit lawsuits against anyone who enable an abortion within their boundaries

Many Americans are traveling across state borders to lawfully end pregnancies since abortion is now practically prohibited in 15 states throughout the US.

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