Idaho Gov. Brad Little should not appeal a decision by a federal judge to block part of a state law that could have made doctors criminals if they perform an emergency abortion to save the life of a mother.

Late Wednesday, Federal District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued a preliminary injunction that prohibited the provision from going into effect. Other abortions still became illegal in Idaho on Thursday.

Under the blocked provision, doctors could have been charged with a felony and faced punishment of no less than two years and no more than five years in prison if convicted.

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