March 11, 2024
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  • The Supreme Court on Friday temporarily allowed provisions of Idaho’s near-total abortion ban that could penalize doctors who perform the procedure in medical emergencies to take effect. In an unsigned order Friday, the court granted a request by the state to overrule an injunction issued by a federal appeals court that prevented the state from prosecuting physicians who perform abortions in emergency, but not necessarily life-threatening, circumstances. The court said it will hear oral arguments on the issue in April, with a decision expected in June. The provisions of the ban will be enforced until then. (Articles herehere, and here)