Roe v Wade Overturned

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SCOTUS overturns Roe v Wade!
On Friday, June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, effectively ending federal direction on abortion and returning to the states the rightful authority to allow, limit, or ban the practice altogether.
The ruling came in the court's opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which centered on a Mississippi law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The Republican-led state of Mississippi asked the Supreme Court to strike down a lower court ruling that stopped the 15-week abortion ban from taking place.
 "We end this opinion where we began. Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives," Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the court's opinion."
 What does this mean in the State of Idaho? 
 In 2020, Idaho Senate Bill 1385 was signed into law (Idaho Code Title 18 CH 6 Sec 6-222) prohibiting abortion in Idaho except when necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman or when the pregnancy is the result of incest or rape. The prohibition, however, did not become law when signed. Rather, the bill contained a provision – commonly referred to as a “trigger” – stating that the prohibition will not take effect until 30 days after SCOTUS issues judgment in a case that “restores to the states their authority to prohibit abortion.”
 Idaho Code Title 18 Chapter 6 Section 6-222 Abortion and Contraceptives
 Supreme Court: Dobbs vs Jackson Women's Health Organization (Overturns Roe vs Wade)

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