I’m excited to tell you that the Idaho State Legislature has passed the Heartbeat Bill (H366)!
I wanted to share with you the press release we just sent out. Now we will wait for Gov. Brad Little’s signature in the coming days.
If the governor signs the Heartbeat Bill into law, Idaho will be the thirteenth state to protect human life from the time a preborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. This will be a huge step toward protecting all preborn life in our state!
We will keep you updated. This couldn’t have happened without your prayers, financial support, and the action you took to help build support for this bill!
Standing for life,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Heartbeat Bill Passes Idaho State Legislature, Waits for Governor’s Signature
BOISE, Idaho – Family Policy Alliance of Idaho, a pro-family ministry, celebrates the passage of the Heartbeat Bill (H366) in the Idaho State Senate today. The bill passed the State House of Representatives last Friday and now awaits consideration by Gov. Brad Little.
The Fetal Heartbeat Preborn Child Protection Act, which is sponsored by Senator Patti Anne Lodge (R-Caldwell) and Representative Steven Harris (R-Meridian), would protect the right to life of preborn children with a detectable heartbeat. Doctors can easily find a fetal heartbeat as early as six weeks of gestational age through commonly available medical technologies like ultrasonography.
The medical community has found that 95 percent of preborn children with a fetal heartbeat detected early in the pregnancy will survive to term. Obstetricians consider fetal heart activity to be an important milestone in prenatal development and routinely run tests to determine heartrate as an important indicator of a preborn child’s health.
A statement from Blaine Conzatti, Executive Director for Family Policy Alliance of Idaho:
“Thanks to modern medical technology, every new parent now knows the excitement of first hearing their son or daughter’s heartbeat during early prenatal check-ups. This explains why a reputable national poll found that nearly 70 percent of Americans – including 55 percent of Democrats – support this life-affirming legislation.
“The Idaho Heartbeat Bill is constitutionally, scientifically, and morally sound. Governor Brad Little should sign this Heartbeat Bill and recommit Idaho as a pro-life state leading the charge in offering legal protection for its youngest and most defenseless residents. Preborn babies with beating hearts deserve the same constitutional right to life accorded to any other living person.”
For questions or to schedule an interview with Blaine Conzatti, please contact (208) 260-5844 or Media@FamilyPolicyAlliance.com.
Family Policy Alliance works to advance biblical citizenship and promote good public policy that protects religious freedom, families, and life.