Planned Parenthood clinics in Washington, Oregon prepare for surge as Idaho and other states restrict abortion
A procedure room at Planned Parenthood in Meridian, one of the few clinics in Idaho that offered abortions. - Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/TNS

SEATTLE — Planned Parenthood clinics in Washington and Oregon are preparing for a potential surge in patients seeking abortions and reproductive care, as the end of Roe v. Wade looms and Republican-led states push to restrict or ban abortion. Last month, Idaho passed a law that allows family members of a woman who gets an abortion, or of the potential father, to sue the abortion provider. It was slated to go into effect in two weeks, but the Idaho Supreme Court on Friday halted the law as it considers a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood. The Idaho law, which restricts abortions after six wee...