FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2021
Heartbeat Bill Passes Idaho Senate
Family Policy Alliance of Idaho Supports the Idaho Heartbeat Bill
BOISE, Idaho – Family Policy Alliance of Idaho, a pro-family ministry, celebrates the passage of the Heartbeat Bill (S1183) in the Idaho State Senate.
To celebrate and prepare for the House to consider S1183, Family Policy Alliance of Idaho and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise will be hosting a Heartbeat Prayer Rally on the State Capitol steps this Thursday, April 8th at 5:30pm MT.
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 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.
“With the encouraging vote on the Senate floor today, Idaho is one step closer to joining the ranks of twelve 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.”
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 public policy that protects religious freedom, families, and life.