US sues Idaho over abortion law, citing medical emergencies

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The Justice Department's taking its first major action in response to some states enacting restrictive abortion laws after the Supreme Court overturned roe V wade Today the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state of Idaho Attorney general Merrick Garland says federal law requires that anyone coming to a medical facility for emergency care get necessary treatment In abortion if needed Idaho's law would make it a criminal offense for doctors to provide the emergency medical treatment that federal law requires The high courts row decision is likely to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states Garland says his department will keep working to protect reproductive freedom Washington

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