Abortion has been a hot topic this week after some states are making it much easier to have late term abortions as in the case in NY and a proposed bill in Virginia.
The latest new out of Idaho however, in a much different story.
According to the Conservative Trubune, Idaho state lawmakers released the draft of a bill that would classify abortion as murder and allow for the prosecution of abortionists and others who conduct abortions.
Idaho Code already defines murder as “the unlawful killing of a human being including, but not limited to, a human embryo or fetus,” killing the unborn child through abortion is currently legal in the state.
The State Code also currently prohibits the prosecution of “any person for conduct relating to an abortion for which the consent of the pregnant woman, or a person authorized by law to act on her behalf, has been obtained or for which such consent is implied by law.”
This new bill — the Idaho Abortion Human Rights Act — would remove the laws that block prosecution, according to Idaho’s local Coeur d’Alene Press.
Republican state Reps. John Green and Heather Scott introduced the bill on Jan 22., the 46th anniversary of Roe. v. Wade.
“To accomplish this historic restoration of human rights for the unborn in Idaho, the act simply repeals the prohibition of prosecution for abortion, found in Idaho Code 18-4016 and puts the matter within existing statute for the prosecution of murder, where it clearly belongs,” the lawmakers said.
“Abortion is, without question, the chief means of depriving unborn Idahoans of the most fundamental of all human rights, which is the right to life.” –Read More