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Judge to hear arguments in Idaho abortion provider lawsuit

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal judge will hear arguments next week on whether to dismiss a lawsuit over Idaho's laws restricting who can provide abortions.Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest and Hawaiian Islands filed the lawsuit late last year, contending that Idaho's laws barring nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives and other advanced practice clinicians from performing abortions puts an undue burden on women seeking the procedure.