Idaho senators introduced a bill requiring doctors who perform abortions to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday announced that laws in Idaho restricting women's access to abortion were unconstitutional and placed an "undue burden" on women seeking to terminate their pregnancies. The ruling out of San Francisco stated specifically that Idaho did not have the right to determine when women could terminate their pregnancies based on which trimester they were in. According to the state laws, first trimester pregnancies in Idaho had to be aborted in a "properly staffed" medical facility, and required the doctor to "make satisfactory arrangements with an acute care hospital in care of complications or emergencies. After 20 weeks, all abortions were illegal. The court ruled that all three laws were unconstitutional, noting that the section on first trimester abortions was "unconstitutionally vague.
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A bill that lowers the age of consent for sexual relations between teens has passed both houses of the Idaho Legislature, after members of the House of Representatives voted to approve the measure Friday. The legislation has already received approval from the Senate and now heads to the desk of Gov. Butch Otter. The legislation is sponsored by Rep.
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In sentencing a year-old who pleaded guilty to statutory rape last week, a judge in Idaho made it clear his punishment would include an extra wrinkle: government-mandated celibacy. The unusual proclamation by Judge Randy Stoker of the Fifth District of Idaho that abstinence would be a condition of probation appears to be based at least partly on an archaic, rarely enforced state law that forbids premarital sex. But unless the law is successfully challenged, a consensual sexual encounter could prompt a prison stay for Cody Herrera, who was 18 when he sexually assaulted a year-old girl.
By Jessica Gillespie. In Idaho, a person who engages in sexual activity with a child under the age of 18 can be convicted of statutory rape , even if the child agrees to or initiates the activity. For statutory rape, whether the child consents in irrelevant. However, engaging in sexual activity with another person of any age by force or when the other person is unable to consent or is prevented from resisting can lead to charges for forcible sex crimes or even assault.