Americans United for Life is pleased that Idaho District Court Judge David C. Nye recognized that Idaho has a legitimate interest in collecting information related to abortion complications.

As he explained yesterday in an opinion denying Planned Parenthood’s request to preliminary enjoin Idaho’s abortion complication reporting law, collecting this information “can directly be used to protect the health and safety of women seeking abortions in Idaho.”

The law, which is based on AUL’s model Abortion Reporting Act, is a common-sense health and safety requirement that is necessary for transparency and accountability of abortion businesses.

Fatal for Planned Parenthood’s request, it failed to show that the reporting requirements would cause any irreparable harm.

It’s curious that, for an organization that touts women’s health and the alleged safety of abortion, Planned Parenthood would find it necessary to sue to avoid reporting any abortion complications.