Idaho's murky abortion law driving doctors out of state
LOS ANGELES, US - Doctors at the US state of Idaho - specifically those who care for pregnant women and perform abortions - are fleeing the state due to new abortion restrictions, Xinhua quoted media report on Tuesday.
Last August, Idaho made abortion illegal, with two exceptions. An abortion can still be performed if the mother's life is in danger, and in the case of rape or incest, but only after a police report has been filed and provided to the doctor, according to a recent CNN report.
Some doctors said the law was still murky.
State Representative Brent J. Crane characterised the law as "a work in progress", acknowledging to CNN that lawmakers have to "come back and do more work to define what constitutes a risk to a mother's life in those highly nuanced situations". - BERNAMA-XINHUA