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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 01:06 PM
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Idaho woman challenges abortion laws after prosecution
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/31/us-abortion-i...
An Idaho woman prosecuted for terminating her own pregnancy with an abortion pill ordered over the Internet has filed suit challenging a decades-old law under which she was charged, as well as a new state ban on abortions after 20 weeks of gestation.
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But the class-action lawsuit filed last Wednesday in U.S. District Court for Idaho stems from a charge brought against Jennie Linn McCormack, 33, of Pocatello -- and later dismissed for lack of evidence by a judge -- under a 1972 Idaho law making it a felony to end one's own pregnancy

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According to court documents, McCormack, a mother of three, learned she was pregnant in the fall of 2010 and ordered pills online she believed were prescribed by a distant healthcare provider to induce an abortion.

She hoped to avoid seeking a surgical abortion in Utah that she could ill afford on a monthly income of $200 to $250. "I learned that medication for inducing abortions had been approved for use in the United States and could be purchased over the Internet," she wrote in a sworn statement....
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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 01:21 PM
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1. I am outraged that in 2011 a woman is charged for terminating a pregnancy
in my country, the USA.This is wrong on every level that exists.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 02:06 PM
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2. I wish the men who usually make these laws could know what it feels
like to be on the receiving end.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 03:10 PM
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3. How about only women can vote on abortion laws or bills
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