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Doc-lawyer will intervene in Idaho fetal pain case
Idaho doctor-lawyer granted motion to intervene in lawsuit over abortion laws
By The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) ' A southeastern Idaho lawyer who is also a doctor will be allowed to intervene in a legal challenge to the state's so-called fetal pain abortion law in a case that could set national precedent.

Laws that ban abortion after 19 weeks of pregnancy, under the premise that a fetus may feel pain around that stage of development, have been enacted in several states.

Rick Hearn is joining the case as a plaintiff, and he also represents the Pocatello woman making the first challenge to the constitutionality of such a law.



Authorities say Jennie Linn McCormack took abortion drugs to terminate a pregnancy that was more than five months along on Christmas Eve in 2010.

Hearn's motion to intervene was granted Wednesday in U.S. District Court.


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