Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bill headed to Idaho Governor That Provides Information About Free Ultrasounds To Women Considering Abortion

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter
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 compile a list of providers that offer free ultrasounds for women seeking abortions,” the Associated Press reported. “The list would be part of the informed consent brochures abortion providers are required to distribute.”

To critics who argued the measure restricts “choice,” Bill sponsor state Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll said HB 516 “does not limit choice. It just enhances choice. Ultrasounds are truly a window to the womb.”

The bill overwhelmingly passed the House earlier this month on a vote of 56-13. Only a single Democrat voted in favor. . . . Read More

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