State ban on partial-birth abortion sent to Idaho Gov. for signature

By Dave Andrusko Last month, NRL Director of State Legislation Ingrid Duran wrote a first-rate update for NRL News of state legislation. She mentioned that “Idaho passed a state partial-birth abortion ban in their Senate State Affairs Committee. Partial-Birth Abortions are a horrific type of abortions typically performed late in pregnancy that deliver an unborn …

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Bill to enact state ban on partial-birth abortion passes Idaho Senate, a vote is anticipated Friday in the full House

By Dave Andrusko A bill to ban partial-birth abortions in Idaho has passed both the state Senate (29-6) and a committee in the state House (12-3). The anticipation is the full House will vote on SB 1049 tomorrow. Pro-abortion Democrats insisted the law was unnecessary and that partial-birth abortions are already banned in Idaho. However …

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Planned Parenthood challenges Idaho’s abortion complications reporting act

By Dave Andrusko Among the achievements of Right to Life of Idaho in the 2018 session were passage of Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent (SB 1243), and Reporting of Abortion Complications into law (HB 638). According to Kerry Uhlenkott, Legislative Coordinator, Right to Life of Idaho, HB 638, which went into effect July 1, “expands …

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A summary of 2018 Pro-Life successes in the Idaho Legislature

By Kerry Uhlenkott, Legislative Coordinator, Right to Life of Idaho You may have already read that Gov. Butch Otter signed both SB 1243 Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent and HB 638 Reporting of Abortion Complications into law. Both of these laws will go into effect on July 1. We can be very proud of Gov. …

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Idaho Gov. Otter signs Abortion Pill Reversal Bill

By Dave Andrusko When Gov. Butch Otter signed SB 1243 into law on Tuesday, Idaho joined Utah, Arkansas, South Dakota, and Arizona in updating their informed consent packet so that women will know they may change their mind about a chemical abortion half-way through the two-drug technique—the Abortion Pill Reversal. Chemical abortions account for almost …

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CASE DISMISSED: Judge Sends Planned Parenthood Packing on Frivolous Lawsuit vs. Pro-Life Group

By Jay Hobbs To Brandi Swindell, one picture in particular is worth a bit more than a thousand words. After all, it just took one picture to turn back a nagging lawsuit Planned Parenthood had filed against her life-saving group. Swindell, CEO of Stanton Healthcare, was in the middle of a four-hour deposition in late January, …

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Idaho’s Abortion Reversal bill to be heard in House March 7

Already passed in Senate By Dave Andrusko An update on Idaho’s Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent Legislation. After passing the Senate State Affairs Committee 7 to 2 and the full 35-member Senate 29-6, S1243 is scheduled for a hearing in the House State Affairs on March 7. The bill would “modify Idaho’s informed consent packets …

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Idaho Senate to consider abortion pill-reversal legislation

By Dave Andrusko Following more than “two hours of impassioned testimony,” an Idaho Senate Committee approved SB 1243 which will require that women seeking chemical abortions be provided with information about the possibility that the abortion can be halted. The Senate State Affairs Committee sent the bill along to the full Senate “with a recommendation …

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Idaho health department releases list of free ultrasound providers for pregnant women

By Dave Andrusko In late March, pro-life Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter signed a measure that made Idaho the 14th state to require that a pregnant woman be told where she can get a free ultrasound. Under provisions of HB 516, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare was charged with compiling a list of providers …

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Idaho Gov. Signs Ultrasound Legislation

By Dave Andrusko Pro-life Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter this week signed a bill that makes Idaho the 14th state to require that a pregnant woman be told where she can get a free ultrasound. On March 1, the Idaho House passed HB 516 by an overwhelming margin of 56-13, with only one Democrat supporting the …

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Bill headed to Idaho governor’s desk that provides information about free ultrasounds to women considering abortion

By Dave Andrusko BOISE, Idaho–A bill that would make Idaho the 25th state to enact an ultrasound bill measure is now on its way to Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. With only Democrats voting nay, the Idaho Senate today voted 28-7 in favor of HB 516. “If approved, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare would …

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Planned Parenthood files lawsuit against Idaho webcam abortion laws

By Dave Andrusko The only question was when. That turned out to be Tuesday when Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against two Idaho laws passed in 2015. One required abortionists to perform an in-person exams when they use the two drug RU-486 abortion technique. …

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