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Supreme Court would allow emergency abortions for now, early opinion says

The Supreme Court would allow emergency abortion care in Idaho for now despite the state's restrictions on the procedure, according to a copy of a not-yet-released opinion posted by Bloomberg Law after it briefly appeared on the court's website Wednesday.

The decision, which has not been announced, would mean that while litigation makes its way through the courts, hospitals could perform emergency abortions to stabilize patients without being subject to prosecution under Idaho's abortion ban.

Although the justices did not rule on the merits of the case, their decision amounts to at least a temporary victory for the Biden administration, which has struggled to protect abortion access since the high court overturned Roe v. Wade two years ago.


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