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U.S. court says woman can’t be charged for inducing abortion

September 11, 2012


Reuters, September 11, 2012 by Dan Levine A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday blocked the prosecution of an Idaho woman who aborted her pregnancy by taking pills instead of traveling to a clinic or hospital as required by state law. Jennie Linn McCormack, an unmarried mother of three, was charged by Bannock County prosecutors last year […]

War Against Women Rages On in the Federal Courts

August 2, 2012


ACLU Blog, August 2, 2012 by Alexa Kolbi-Molinas It’s been an interesting few weeks for women’s rights and health in the courts. First, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state can force a doctor to tell a patient that women who have abortions are more likely to commit suicide than those who […]

Idaho Trial Over “Unlawful Abortion” Could Have National Repercussions

July 12, 2012


RH Reality Check, July 12, 2012 by Robin Marty For anti-choice activists, Idaho’s Jennie Linn McCormack is the poster child for their “abortion as birth control” talking point. A single mother of three living on child support, McCormack accidentally got pregnant while her youngest was still a toddler. It wasn’t her first unintentional pregnancy, either. […]