Preserving human life one step at a time.
More laws protecting unborn human beings have either passed or are on the way to becoming official! This makes me happy.
Idaho’s new abortion law bans abortion after six weeks and allows families to sue abortion providers.
Texas passed a similar law last year, but that law “allows the public to sue anyone who performs or facilitates an abortion.”
However, the bill worries Gov. Brad Little even though he signed it. From The Idaho Statesman:
The bill was modeled after a Texas law passed last year that allows the public to sue anyone who performs or facilitates an abortion. Idaho’s is slightly different — it allows only family to sue abortion providers, but doubles the $10,000 maximum that Texas plaintiffs can seek. Little, who’s running for reelection this year, said in his transmittal letter that he’s committed to fighting abortions. But he said he worries the bill is both unconstitutional and creates “unintended consequences” that affect sexual assault survivors. He urged lawmakers to fix parts of the bill.
“I remain committed to protecting the lives of pre-born babies and strongly encourage the Legislature to promptly rectify any unintended consequences with this legislation to ensure the state sufficiently protects the interests of victims of sexual assault,” Little said in his transmittal letter.
Little “appreciates” the law exempts rape victims, but many do not report the rape. Thus, no one would have a police report:
“I am particularly concerned for those vulnerable women and children who lack the capacity or familial support to report incest and sexual assault,” Little said in his letter. “Ultimately, this legislation risks re-traumatizing victims by affording monetary (incentives) to wrongdoers and family members of rapists.”
Our “devout” Catholic “president again calls on Congress to act and send a bill to his desk to shut down these radical steps”:
“This development is devastating for women in Idaho, as it will further impede women’s access to health care, especially those on low incomes and living in rural communities,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.
“The Biden-Harris Administration will continue to stand with women and support their right to make their own health care decisions, a constitutional right that Roe v. Wade reaffirmed nearly five decades ago. And the president again calls on Congress to act and send a bill to his desk to shut down these radical steps.”
Huh. It’s radical to protect human life. But Biden attends Mass every week, so he’s cool. *eye-roll*
Abortion is not a constitutional right. SCOTUS said privacy, not abortion.
The Arizona House passed a law banning abortions after 15 weeks. Gov. Doug Ducey will likely sign it into law.
WSJ said it exempts medical emergencies, but FOX 10 Phoenix said it does not.
The law states: “Except in a medical emergency, a physician may not perform, induce or attempt to perform or induce an abortion unless the physician or the referring physician has first made a determination of the probable gestation age of the unborn human being…”
“Except in a medical emergency, a physician may not intentionally or knowingly perform, induce or attempt to perform or induce an abortion if the probable gestational age of the unborn human being has been determined to be greater than fifteen weeks.”
Why must lawmakers make everything so long-winded? The law does not exempt rape and incest cases.
Doctors can face felony charges and risk losing their medical licenses, and prosecutors cannot go after the women for receiving an abortion.
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