Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

BOISE, ID — This afternoon, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled against Planned Parenthood and in favor of the state’s abortion bans and civil enforcement mechanism. Idaho’s abortion bans have been in effect since August, forcing Idahoans who need abortion care to leave the state in order to access basic health care, a reality that is out of reach for many.  

The consequences of this decision will fall largely on people who already face the greatest barriers to health care due to this country’s legacy of racism and discrimination, including Black, Latino, and Indigenous communities, people with low incomes, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, and people living in rural areas. 

“This is a dark day for the state of Idaho, but our fight is far from over,” said Rebecca Gibron, CEO of Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawai‘i, Indiana, Kentucky. “Planned Parenthood will never back down. We will keep fighting with everything we’ve got to restore Idahoans’ right to control our bodies and our lives. No matter what happens, Planned Parenthood is here for you. Our doors are open in Idaho, and our teams are ready to help you get the care you need, even if that means traveling out of state.” 

In the less than six months since the ban went into effect, Idahoans have already seen the devastating impacts of these laws including some being denied care following miscarriages by doctors who fear legal retaliation. 

Today’s decision also comes the same week that the FDA decided to allow retail and mail-order pharmacies to dispense mifepristone, the first pill in the two-pill medication abortion regimen. While abortion is banned in Idaho and pharmacies in Idaho are unlikely to carry the medication, this change is an important step for Idahoans, because it will make it easier to access out-of-state abortion care by traveling to neighboring states like Washington or Oregon and filling prescriptions at pharmacies. 

Planned Parenthood is committed to helping Idahoans get the care they need. Anyone who needs care should go to abortionfinder.org or call 1-800-230-7526. Patient navigators are ready to help. 


This website uses cookies

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors use cookies and other tools to collect, store, monitor, and analyze information about your interaction with our site to improve performance, analyze your use of our sites and assist in our marketing efforts. You may opt out of the use of these cookies and other tools at any time by visiting Cookie Settings. By clicking “Allow All Cookies” you consent to our collection and use of such data, and our Terms of Use. For more information, see our Privacy Notice.

Cookie Settings

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors, use cookies, pixels, and other tracking technologies to collect, store, monitor, and process certain information about you when you access and use our services, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences, or your device. We use that information to make the site work, analyze performance and traffic on our website, to provide a more personalized web experience, and assist in our marketing efforts. We also share information with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners. You can change your default settings according to your preference. You cannot opt-out of required cookies when utilizing our site; this includes necessary cookies that help our site to function (such as remembering your cookie preference settings). For more information, please see our Privacy Notice.



We use online advertising to promote our mission and help constituents find our services. Marketing pixels help us measure the success of our campaigns.



We use qualitative data, including session replay, to learn about your user experience and improve our products and services.



We use web analytics to help us understand user engagement with our website, trends, and overall reach of our products.