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In Idaho and across U.S., politicians push to prosecute women over abortions

April 20, 2018View for printing

Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as a rush of officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional.

In Idaho, Republicans competing in a crowded field for governor have made it a major campaign issue ahead of the May 15 primary. One candidate promised to back a long-shot effort that would allow women to be prosecuted for getting abortions, and another offered tepid support but doubted it would survive a legal challenge.

BY KIMBERLEE KREUSI

The Associated Press

http://www.idahostatesman.com/article209349224.html
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