Planned Parenthood Condemns Idaho Leaders’ Renewed Attacks on Idahoans’ Right to Bodily Autonomy
For Immediate Release: July 29, 2021
BOISE — Today, Governor Brad Little signed on to an amicus brief directly calling for the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn Roe v. Wade, and senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo as well as Rep. Russ Fulcher signed on to an amicus brief calling for the same thing.
As a proud supporter and provider of abortion, Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates stands strongly against efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Statement from Mistie DelliCarpini-Tolman, Idaho State Director for PPAA:
“In yet another demonstration of where their priorities lie, Idaho’s top officials have chosen to waste tax-payer resources by focusing on attempts to strip away the rights of pregnant people, rather than on the pressing concerns that face the nation and our state. While the Coronavirus pandemic continues to rage and states like Idaho with low vaccination rates experience new peak-infection levels, it is unacceptable that dogmatic lawmakers would rather make political statements than work toward relevant goals.
“Idaho politicians claim to support individual freedoms, while ruthlessly attacking the right of a pregnant person to access the full spectrum of safe and legal reproductive health care. Despite these attacks, we want our patients and the public to know that our doors stay open. Abortion is still legal, and safe, everywhere in the United States and we will continue to fight to keep it that way and to expand access.”
Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates, Serving AK, HI, ID, IN, KY, WA (PPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization educating residents and policymakers about reproductive health issues in Alaska, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky and Washington. PPAA lobbies and educates to advance Planned Parenthood's mission, and engages in limited electoral activities.