Arizona, Idaho Restrict Abortions With New Laws

Arizona's bans abortions when they're solely related to genetics. Idaho has a new fetal heartbeat law.
Posted at 4:37 PM, Apr 28, 2021

Two state governors have signed into law bills aimed at restricting a woman's right to an abortion.  

Arizona's law bans abortions in cases where the mother's decision to terminate is related solely to genetic issues.  

In Idaho, a fetal heartbeat bill is now law, meaning women cannot choose to have an abortion after a heartbeat is detected. That can happen about six weeks into a pregnancy – before a lot of women know they're pregnant.

There is a trigger provision, meaning the law won't go into effect unless a federal appeals court in another state upholds similar legislation.