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Federal Court Strikes Idaho’s 20-Week Abortion Ban

The criminal charge against McCormack was dismissed for lack of evidence, but the judge left open the possibility that prosecutors could re-file should they find more evidence.

A sweeping decision hands reproductive rights activists one of their strongest victories yet.

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Was Idaho Searching For a Test Case to Prosecute Pregnant Women?

Jennie Linn McCormack with her attorney, Richard Hearn. Photo: LA Times.

A federal court decides there is no precedent for charging a woman with a criminal abortion.  At least, not yet.

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New York Woman Being Charged With “Self-Abortion”

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A New York woman is believed to have induced her own abortion and put the fetus in a dumpster.

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