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Planned Parenthood Sues to Allow Non-doctors to Commit Abortions in Idaho

Lisa Bourne : Jan 8, 2019 : LifeSiteNews.com

Existing abortion locations could offer abortion more days a week if the law was changed, the plaintiffs say, and new abortion sites may be able to open.

airlift(Boise, ID)—[LifeSiteNews.com] Planned Parenthood is suing the state of Idaho so that medical professionals other than doctors can commit lawful abortions there. (Photo: NARAL pro-abort protesters/via LifeSiteNews)

The lawsuit filed December 14 by the abortion company and Seattle-based feminist group Legal Voice argues that an Idaho law requiring that a licensed physician perform abortions is unconstitutional.

It cites research showing that medical professionals such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurse midwives are also medically qualified to "safely and effectively" commit abortions, The Lewiston Tribune reports. The medical professionals belong to a class known as advanced practice clinicians.

Idaho is one of 42 U.S. states requiring that only licensed physicians perform abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute, the Planned Parenthood-founded research organization... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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