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(Western Journal) The Biden Justice Department announced Tuesday it is suing the state of Idaho over its new law banning most abortions.
The suit promises to be the first in a series of actions the DOJ will take to try to limit the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision in June that overturned the 1973 case Roe v. Wade.
In Roe, justices had created a national right to obtain an abortion.
The Idaho law bans all abortions except in the cases of rape or incest that are reported to law enforcement or when a physician determines “in his good-faith medical judgment and based on the facts known to the physician at the time, that the abortion was necessary to prevent the death of the pregnant woman.”
Attorney General Merrick Garland argued at a news conference on Tuesday that the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act supersedes the new Idaho law, which is set to take effect on Aug. 25…Read the rest