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OPINION: Here’s What You Need to Know About Idaho’s 6-Week Abortion Ban

by Megan Burbank

Content Warning: This story includes discussion of sexual assault.


On Wednesday, March 23, a worst-case scenario predicted by abortion rights activists became a reality when Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed into law a policy modeled on SB 8, Texas’ extreme six-week abortion ban. As the first law modeled on SB 8 to be implemented, Idaho’s provision bans abortions after six weeks, and — in a surreal variation on the Texas law — allows providers to be sued for $20,000 by people who might have been family members of babies who might have been born if embryos had been carried to term.

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The Emerald Guide to Abortion Access In and Around Seattle

Updated for 2022 by Megan Burbank
Previous reporting from Jessie McKenna and Marti McKenna


With the Supreme Court weighing Texas’ six-week abortion ban and a forthcoming challenge to Roe v. Wade, it’s a challenging time to be a person seeking abortion care. But Washington diverges from national trends toward anti-abortion legislation. Here, we have state-level protections for Roe v. Wade and coverage for abortion whether you’re on State Medicaid or private insurance. But seeking abortion care in and around Seattle can still be complicated.

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