Matsumoto et al. v. Labrador

Docket No.
District Court


  • Enjoin state from enforcing state law
  • Invalidate state law

Litigation Content

Why this Matters 

Plaintiffs challenge an Idaho law that makes it a crime to assist  individuals seeking an abortion outside the state. They argue that the statute is vague and therefore violates the due process clause. They also argue that the law violates their right to travel both within and outside the state and free speech rights. Aiding travel ensures that individuals living in states that prohibit abortion can access safe abortion elsewhere. 

Potential Impact 

Preventing organizations and other support networks from assisting individuals seeking abortion care outside of their state will exacerbate the health harms of individuals who already face significant hardships in accessing safe abortion health care.