By Richard J. Blok, Idaho Criminal Defense Attorney, and Elisheva M. Patterson, Civil Litigation Attorney.
NOTE: This article was written on August 1, 2022, laws in this area are rapidly changing. Before you make any decisions, consult with your attorney.
On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court announced its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning the constitutional right to abortion found in Roe v. Wade and over 50 years of constitutional precedent. Now that the final decision is published, Idaho’s criminal abortion statute will be triggered and abortion in Idaho will be outlawed on August 25, 2022.