Idaho Gov. Otter signs Abortion Pill Reversal BillBy Dave Andrusko
NRL News Today -March 21, 2018
When Gov. Butch Otter signed SB 1243 into law on Tuesday, Idaho joined Utah, Arkansas, South Dakota, and Arizona in updating their informed consent packet so that women will know they may change their mind about a chemical abortion half-way through the two-drug technique—the Abortion Pill Reversal.
Chemical abortions account for almost half of all of the abortions performed in Idaho.
Last week on a vote of 55-11, the Idaho House joined the Senate, which had earlier passed SB 1243 on an equally overwhelming vote of 29-6. In both houses the vote was straight party-line: all Republicans in favor, all Democrats opposed.
Chemical abortions [“RU-486”] involve two drugs: Mifeprex, taken at the abortion clinic, and then 48-72 hours later, misoprostol, a prostaglandin. The Abortion Pill Reversal technique is premised on the woman not taking the second drug and being given large dosages of progesterone in order to counteract the effect of the first pill.
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