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Idaho already has some of the most extreme abortion restrictions on the books, with nearly all abortions banned in the state and an affirmative defense law that essentially asserts any doctor who provides an abortion is guilty until proven innocent. And now Idaho Republicans have set their sights on hindering certain residents from traveling out of state to get an abortion.

House Bill 242, which passed through the state House and is likely to move quickly through the Senate, seeks to limit minors’ ability to travel for abortion care without parental consent. The legislation would create a whole new crime — dubbed “abortion trafficking” — which is defined in the bill as an “adult who, with the intent to conceal an abortion from the parents or guardian of a pregnant, unemancipated minor, either procures an abortion … or obtains an abortion-inducing drug” for the minor. “Recruiting, harboring, or transporting the pregnant minor within this state commits the crime of abortion trafficking,” the legislation adds.

“Show us your papers.”

So, any adult driving any teenage woman anywhere is a trafficker, depending on what the teen does when you get there? And that also means, very likely, is that anyone driving anywhere with their daughter, niece, grandkid, or just a friend can be pulled over for probable cause? What could go wrong?

First they came for  teenagers, and guess who they will target next?

Thanks a lot, Alito.

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19 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. Professor Pupdog says:

    So the pregnant teen needs to get a ride from another teen.

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  2. William Huber says:

    What exactly are they going to do when they pull people over? Are they so stupid that they think they’re gonna see a big baby bump on the girl in the passenger seat? Well, given that they like to trade stories on the right about the Libs making it possible to have an abortion in the third or even the fourth trimester I guess they probably are that stupid.

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    • The giveaway is the inclusion of “recruiting” in the law. We Libs love to talk people into getting abortions because they are just so much fun, doncha know….

      Margaret Atwood must be tired of screaming “It was a warning, not a fucking ‘how-to’ manual!!!”

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  3. Jimmy T says:

    Still not sure why any fertile young woman would live in Idaho. Such a repressive environment, when the morality police can and will intrude into your personal business…

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    • Buttermilk Sky says:

      Wait till all the doctors move out and they dose themselves with horse dewormer and bleach. Freedom!


  4. Martin Pollard says:

    I’d say that this would be thrown out as an unconstitional violation of the interstate commerce clause, but with this ISCOTUS, nothing is certain anymore as they make up justifications out of whole cloth to strike down laws they don’t personally like (and keep laws that they do).

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    • Not even that, there’s a First Amendment right to travel, commerce or not. Of course Witchfinder General Alito doesn’t believe the 1A protects anyone but his fellow theocrats.

      Until they start squabbling mong themselves who is the faction that Gawd really loves.

      Those squabbles have killed, tortured and oppressed millions over the centuries.

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      • Martin Pollard says:

        “White men won in the name of God, with the cross as alibi.” – Enigma, “Silent Warrior” (from The Cross of Changes)

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      • Redhand says:

        Of course Witchfinder General Alito doesn’t believe the 1A protects anyone but his fellow theocrats.

        This is the frightening part. You can’t trust these fuckers to respect any constitutional precedent. Idado’s clear impingement on the constitutional right to travel would be unthinkable if we had a sane SCOTUS, … but we don’t.”


  5. I’m sure they’ve been consulting with the Iranian Mullahs on how to institute a Y’allquaeda hijab policy. Different arm band insignia (now with bluetooth) will identify menstruating and marital status.

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    • Martin Pollard says:

      “Penny, everything is better with Bluetooth.” – Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory (episode 2×18, “The Work Song Nanocluster”)

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  6. MDavis says:

    They just have to tweak the affirmative defense a bit to include the women and they’ll have a booming business.
    I know of at least one small city, creeping toward 9K population, whose hospital (yes, singular) had to shut down its obstetrics ward since every doctor working there quit and moved to a less hostile environment.
    Picture it – a young girl, pregnant or checking on her pregnancy status, gets a ride from an older friend or relative so she can see her freekin’ doctor. She gets pulled over for crossing state lines to commit abortion and the driver gets charged, too. And why were they really crossing state lines? Because all the local obstetricians have left and it’s the only way she knows to get pre-natal care.
    And just try to prove to the people who put this crap fest in place that the women didn’t go looking for an abortion. They probably have the attitude that abortion is the only possible reason for a pregnant woman to seek out a doctor.

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  7. Richard says:

    Idaho? What Idaho? The whole place is a lie. It is the place where Larry Craig taps his feet in the lavatory. It is honkie heaven. Not supposed to say that, so sue me. Good luck with Idaho, it is like Wyoming with more trees.
    Sorry folks, but Idaho sucks . I don’t care what they think.
    If i had to live in Idaho, i would choose Moscow because they have a school.
    But really, i don’t have to live in Idaho.


  8. Zorba says:

    Reblogged this on Politicians Are Poody Heads.


  9. laurap says:

    Roadside transvaginal wanding coming to a law enforcement organization near you courtesy of our tax dollars.


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