Idaho governor signs ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill banning abortions after 6 weeks

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Pro-choice activists protest during outside the US Supreme Court on March 4, 2020, as the Court heard oral arguments on a challenge to a Louisiana abortion law.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed HB 366, a ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill, into law. The measure bans abortions after 6 weeks. The legislation includes exceptions in cases of medical emergencies and pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.

The law will not go into effect immediately and will only go into effect if a similar ban is upheld in Idaho courts. Planned Parenthood said it plans to sue if the law is upheld and goes forward.

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