Imagine…An Idaho Where Life Is Cherished…

December 1

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” -Psalm 139:13-14

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the conclusion of our four-part series highlighting our vision- a state where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished.

At Family Policy Alliance of Idaho, we believe that life is precious gift from God and that it should be protected from conception to natural death.

For years, Idaho has been blessed with many pro-life legislators who have worked tirelessly to allow an innocent unborn baby his or her God-given right to life and to provide pregnant women and girls the dignity they deserve.

The result?  Many of these efforts have been undermined by a small number of federal judges who choose to legislate from the bench.

While pro-life legislation has seen successful in both the Idaho legislature and Governor’s office and while the majority of Idaho citizens are pro-life; federal judges continue to require abortion on demand in Idaho.

How can this happen?

The answer is two-fold:

  1. Idaho is yoked to a federal judiciary that historically rules in support of abortion on demand.

Federal judges are political appointments of the president and are confirmed by the U.S. Senate.  Many liberal activist judges have been appointed and approved without much opposition.

This illustrates why for Family Policy Alliance of Idaho, voting your values is so critical.  We must understand for whom we are voting in all elections.  If part of our elected officials’ job is to appoint or confirm judges, how do they make those decisions?

  1. The abortion industry is extremely well-funded with a pervasive litigation strategy.

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are the darlings of wealthy progressives and the Left.  Benefactors from across the country help fund the horror of abortion. They raise millions annually sanitizing the death of unborn children on the altar of choice.

Here is where these two points intersect: Idaho is a litigation target for Planned Parenthood and the ACLU because they know their cases will come before a pro-abortion federal judge.  With few exceptions, every piece of pro-life legislation signed into law in Idaho has been challenged in this judge’s federal court. Why? Because this judge assigns cases in Idaho and he personally takes cases challenging pro-life law.

The other thing Planned Parenthood counts on is that a pro-life legislative branch, executive branch, and citizens have nowhere to else go.  They know that in Idaho the only place we can appeal is the infamously liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Regardless of the circumstances, we must continue to fight for life.  There is never a bad time to do the right thing.  We are called to stand for life…and we must be obedient to God’s call!

So, what are we to do?

  • We each need to commit to be informed when we vote for any candidate for public office. We need to require of elected senators and U.S. Presidents that the lens through which a judicial candidate is approved is the intent of the Founders in the U.S. Constitution.
  • Link arms with Family Policy Alliance of Idaho. These are “David and Goliath” battles and we need our combined strength to engage.  Gathering the necessary information to give Idaho voters regarding judicial and political candidates is very labor intensive.

Friends – it is time to restore a culture of life in our state! Every person has been created in the Image of God as a unique and priceless being with inherent dignity and rights – chief among them, the right to live! This includes those with terminal diagnoses and those with disabilities; the preborn and those facing the end of life; and those at every age, status or capability in between.

Our vision is an Idaho where life is cherished, and we want you to join us in this effort! Daniel 11:32 says, “…the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.”

Simply put, it’s not enough to stand for what we believe – we must also act. At Family Policy Alliance of Idaho, we call this “unleashing citizenship,” and we are counting on your help to unleash a movement of change across our state. I know we can count on your prayers.

It is time to restore in Idaho a culture in which life is cherished!


Julie Lynde
Policy Director


Part1: PICTURE THIS! An Idaho Where God Is Honored

Part 2: Illuminating an Idaho Where Religious Freedom Flourishes

Part 3: Our Vision: An Idaho Where Families Thrive!