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BOISE — Two Republican lawmakers are preparing a bill to repeal the section of Idaho’s homicide law that excludes abortion from prosecution and assert that the state has a right to nullify any federal laws or court rulings making abortion legal.

Reps. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, and John Green, R-Post Falls, released a draft copy of their “Idaho Abortion Human Rights Act” on Tuesday. The bill’s statement of legislative intent says it would protect Idaho law enforcement and officials from being directed by the federal government to allow abortions, saying the state “has the authority to nullify federal laws that would allow abortions.”

Reporter Nathan Brown can be reached at 208-542-6757. Follow him on Twitter: @NateBrownNews.

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