Justice Department Sues Idaho Over Abortion Ban

The state’s trigger law would take effect on August 25.

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state of Idaho on Tuesday, claiming that its new six-week abortion ban contradicts federal law. The law was a “trigger” law that was put in place to take effect in the event the Supreme Court overturned its stance on Roe v. Wade, which just happened in June. The trigger law would criminalize abortions performed after six weeks of conception and is set to officially kick in on August 25.

“On the day Roe and Casey were overturned, we promised that the Justice Department would work tirelessly to protect and advance reproductive freedom,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said during a press briefing. “We will use every tool at our disposal to ensure that pregnant women get the emergency medical treatment to which they are entitled under federal law.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Attorney General Merrick Garland as he pursues the president’s agenda on women’s health and pregnancy.
  • For state and local officials around the nation as they deal with new or existing laws surrounding abortion.
  • For the Lord to touch the minds and hearts of the president and his administration to seek His ways.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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