Idaho ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban Bill Heads to Governor

Legislation outlawing nearly all abortions in conservative Idaho by banning them once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is headed to Republican Gov. Brad Little.

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This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation outlawing nearly all abortions in conservative Idaho by banning them once a fetal heartbeat can be detected headed to Republican Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday. The Republican-dominated Senate voted 25-7 to approve the measure that makes providing an abortion to a woman whose embryo has detectible cardiac activity punishable by up to five years in prison. It would also allow the woman who receives the abortion to sue the provider.…

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