'Hospitals — especially emergency rooms — are centers for preserving life. The government has no business transforming them into abortion clinics,' the senior counsel for a conservative legal group representing the state said in a statement.
The Swainstons are not being charged specifically with violating Idaho's new abortion trafficking law, as it is currently held up in litigation, but their case is seen by pro-lifers as an example of why the law is needed and potentially as a test case for the viability of such prosecutions.
The state has an ‘important interest in protecting the privacy and safety of students,’ Judge David Nye affirmed, adding that ‘the court must stay within its lane’ and avoid becoming ‘a policy-making body.’
Idaho’s No Public Funds for Abortion Act prohibits state government entities from contracting with abortion providers or their affiliates and public funds from being 'used in any way' to commit, assist, or promote abortions.
'The liberal cult that runs Moscow has twisted city code and crafted unconstitutional emergency health orders that act like modern Jim Crow laws targeted to harass members of our Christian community and this discrimination needs to stop,' said Christ Church deacon Gabriel Rench, who filed the suit with two others.
In a letter to Target's CEO regarding the retailer's June 'Pride' campaign, the attorneys general outlined potential violations of laws pertaining to the protection of children from sexual obscenity as well as parental rights and the economic interests of stakeholders.