Judge Blocks Prosecutor From Refiling “Illegal Abortion” Charges
Jennie Linn McCormack has filed suit on two different anti-abortion laws in the state of Idaho, and as a result, has opened herself back up to the possibility of being recharged with the crime of committing an illegal abortion. However, a temporary order will block the prosecution from refiling charges against her — at least for a while.
According to the Houston Chronicle, because the original charge of illegal abortion was dropped without prejudice due to lack of evidence, the prosecution has the right to refile against her now that she has admitted her guilt by filing a lawsuit challenging the law.
The temporary restraining order will be in effect for fourteen days as McCormack’s case progresses through the legal system.
McCormack was originally charged with procuring an illegal abortion, for ingesting drugs purchased over the internet to induce an abortion. She was turned in by the sister of a friend she had confided in after she miscarried and hid the fetus in a box.
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