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Supreme Court reviews abortion dispute regarding emergency room care for pregnant women

The Supreme Court is addressing whether Idaho’s abortion ban violates a federal law ensuring medical care standards. Idaho officials are contesting the Biden administration’s lawsuit concerning abortion access during emergencies, with a law in effect since 2022 penalizing abortion providers. Exceptions are made if an abortion is necessary to save a pregnant woman’s life. The federal government argues that emergency care includes abortions in certain situations, contrary to Idaho’s ban. The decision will have implications for other states with similar bans, as courts weigh laws regulating healthcare while upholding medical standards.


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