In Oregon-Idaho Border Town, Planned Abortion Clinic Receives Little Welcome From Locals (Latest News)

Planned Parenthood is trying to open a new facility in Ontario, an Oregon town near the Idaho border, a month after the U.S. Supreme Court put the states under the laws controlling abortion.

If there are no judicial challenges, Idaho's trigger law, which prohibits abortions with only a few very specific exceptions, might go into force on August 25.

Planned Parenthood had already rented space in a building on Second Avenue with intentions to open with a limited staff by early 2023 even before the final Supreme Court decision was made public.

Republicans outnumber Democrats three to one. And when asked what they think about abortion, the majority of town residents respond that they are pro-life.

A near-total abortion ban in Idaho is poised to go into force later this summer, barring judicial objections. The Idaho law states that only in situations of rape or incest, or to save the life of "the mother," would abortions be permitted.

Many citizens of Ontario don't like the idea that the clinic will attract visitors from outside the area who need an abortion or who want to protest abortion.

According to Oregon's rules, Idaho women will be permitted to obtain an abortion at the Ontario clinic whenever it opens, according to Udall.