As the battle over abortion returns to the states, Pro-Life activists are scoring some impressive victories.
While there is still much to be done to save as many babies as possible, 2023 has seen several wins for life.
And Idaho’s Governor just signed a bill that had Pro-Life activists grinning from ear to ear.
Idaho Governor Brad Little is making a strong move to protect minors and unborn babies’ lives by signing an “abortion trafficking” bill into law.
Groundbreaking Pro-Life legislation
The law makes it illegal for an adult to help a minor get an abortion without parental consent.
It is the first such law in the United States.
The law states, “An adult who, with the intent to conceal an abortion from the parents or guardian of a pregnant, un-emancipated minor, either procures an abortion . . . or obtains an abortion-inducing drug for the pregnant minor to use for an abortion by recruiting, harboring, or transporting the pregnant minor within this state commits the crime of abortion trafficking.”
The Idaho law also includes a strong prohibition from adults administering abortion pills to young girls without a parent’s consent.
The law makes a violation of any part of the law a felony, and anyone convicted will face two to five years in prison and could also be sued by the minor’s parent or guardian.
Sponsored by Representative Barbara Ehardt (R-ID), the law also allows parents and guardians of the minor to seek damages from medical professionals who “knowingly or recklessly” attempt to perform an abortion on a minor child without first getting parental consent.
It’s a state issue
However, Governor Little said the newly signed law, which goes into effect in May, does not prevent adults from traveling interstate to obtain abortions.
“With the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe vs. Wade last summer, the right and duty to establish legal policy on abortion were finally returned to our state democratic process,” Little wrote in his letter to state lawmakers last week.
Despite these facts, pro-abortion radicals are accusing Little and the Idaho legislature of “holding people hostage when trying to access essential health services.”
For example Planned Parenthood was not at all happy about the new Idaho law.
“Young people seeking abortion deserve our compassion and support, not the extreme government overreach this law sanctions. Make no mistake: HB242 will have a chilling effect on those who would help minors access critical abortion care, putting young people in dangerous and isolating situations. We know these extreme attacks will continue, and Planned Parenthood will never stop fighting for everyone’s ability to control their own lives, bodies, and futures,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Of course, that is a long way to say Planned Parenthood will lose money due to Idaho’s law.
And for anyone from Planned Parenthood to claim extremism is laughable.
These are people who want abortion at any time for any (or no) reason at all and want taxpayers to pay for them.
And the pro-abortionists can’t stand the new Idaho law, which is on many fronts one of the strongest Pro-Life laws in the country.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.