How much longer will women have a choice?

Brooke Robinson, Staff

Idaho had planned on passing a bill banning abortions after six weeks into a women’s pregnancy with no exceptions, including rape and incest. 

And it didn’t stop there.

Idaho also wanted to allow family members to sue abortion providers for up to four years after the procedure for compensations starting at $20,000.

However, in the instance of sexual assault resulting in pregnancy, Idaho is “humanely” not allowing the rapist to sue the abortion providers. However, the rapist’s family members are  permitted to sue. 

The real question: Did Idaho want to pass this bill to threaten clinics and scare them into stopping these procedures? 

Many women do not know they are pregnant until at least six weeks into their  pregnancy. It’s evident that Idaho’s ban was modeling itself on a Texas bill that was passed back in October. 

Tennessee has also been considering following in these states’ footsteps. There has  additionally been talk of Arizona pushing a ban on abortions taking place after 15 weeks of pregnancy. 

Even in New Hampshire, with our supposed “pro-choice” governor Chris Sununu, a bill was passed that defunded Planned Parenthood. 

Idaho has ‘halted’ the bill. However, the question still stands: How much longer will it be until women have no control over their reproductive rights?