BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Universities in Idaho are warning staff members not to refer students to abortion providers, and at least one public university is banning employees from telling students how to get birth control. emergency or birth control as well. It’s the latest restriction in a state that already has some of the toughest abortion laws in the country.
“This is going to have a very broad impact,” said Mike Satz, attorney and former faculty member and acting dean of the University of Idaho School of Law. “It’s going to have a very strong chilling effect on free speech and it’s going to scare people away. I’m afraid it scares people away from going to school here or sending their children to schools in Idaho.