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A federal appeals court on Tuesday ended an Idaho woman's challenge of a law banning some abortions that might cause fetal pain, saying she didn't have legal standing to contest it because she wasn't charged with that crime.
The first challenge to the constitutionality of the so-called fetal pain anti-abortion laws enacted in several states has come from an unlikely place. So has the second.
Hearn told The Associated Press he was thrilled by Tuesday's ruling, saying it shows it's unconstitutional to prosecute any woman for an abortion carried out before a fetus is viable outside the womb.
He told the court he would like to offer medication-induced abortions in the future, and that Idaho's fetal pain and health provider laws unconstitutionally limit his rights.