Idaho Gov. Signs 6 Weeks Abortion Ban Into Law

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    The Facts

    • On Wed., Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed into law a bill banning abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy.

    • The bill mirrors the recently enacted Texas "heartbeat" law, and marks Idaho as the first state to follow in its shoes.

    The Spin

    Left narrative

    It's appalling that Idaho would look at the harm inflicted in Texas and attempt to duplicate it. This is a travesty that not only infringes on women's rights, but also disproportionately affects underprivilleged groups without the economic means to access abortions elsewhere.

    Right narrative

    It's the state's responsibility to advocate for the rights of unborn babies.This bill is a step in the right direction and will prevent the wanton destruction of human life.

    Metaculus Prediction

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