FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2021

Heartbeat Bill Introduced in Idaho Legislature

Family Policy Alliance of Idaho Supports the Idaho Heartbeat Bill

BOISE, Idaho (February 10, 2021)– Family Policy Alliance of Idaho, a pro-family ministry, is excited to support the Heartbeat Bill that was introduced today in the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee.

The bill, 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 90 to 98 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 the heartrate as an important indicator of a preborn child’s health.

 

A statement from Blaine Conzatti, Executive Director of 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. With this important legislation, Idaho has the opportunity to join the ranks of nearly one dozen other states who have passed Heartbeat laws to protect human life. Preborn babies with beating hearts deserve the same constitutional right to life accorded to any other living person.”

 

Media Contact:

For questions or to schedule an interview with Blaine Conzatti, please contact (208) 260-5844 or Media@FamilyPolicyAlliance.com.

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The “No Public Funds For Abortion Act” (HB220) was introduced in the Idaho House of Representatives last week. Rep. Bruce Skaug (R-Nampa), Rep. Brent Crane (R-Nampa), and Sen. Christy Zito (R-Hammett) are all bill sponsors.

Sign our petition right now to let the state legislature know that you don’t want your hard-earned tax dollars flowing to abortion providers!

The “No Public Funds For Abortion Act” would ‘defund’ abortion providers by cutting off their ability to receive taxpayer money. It would also:

  1. Prevent state and local money from being used to promote or provide abortions
  2. Keep Planned Parenthood sex education curriculum and student programs out of public schools
  3. Forbid public schools from promoting abortion or referring girls for abortion procedures
  4. End the distribution of abortifacients (like “Plan B” and “Ella”) at public college and university health centers

It is easy to make your voice heard and support this pro-life legislation. Make sure you sign the petition to state lawmakers today!

Standing for life,

Blaine Conzatti
Executive Director

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