Tuesday, January 6, 2009

coerced abortion

News from IdahoChooseLife.org from April (hat tip: Touchstone)...

After Governor Butch Otter signed HB 654 into law, Idaho became the first state to specifically recognize the crime of abortion coercion.

What makes this new law modest is the very narrow scope of proscribed behavior – largely physical assault or threats of physical assault designed to force a woman into choosing abortion. By definition, such action would only be criminal if the woman or girl wanted to keep her baby....


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