Planned Parenthood Statement on a ‘Trigger Law’ Advancing in Idaho Legislature
Mistie Tolman, Idaho State Director, (208) 861-4371; and Rebecca De León, Communications Manager, (208) 608-2969
For Immediate Release: March 12, 2020 (Updated: March 12, 2020, 7:51 p.m.)
BOISE – Today, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii (PPVNH) condemned the Idaho State Senate for passing Senate Bill 1385, which would ban abortions with few exceptions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. By June, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on June Medical Services v. Russo, a case about a dangerous abortion restriction in Louisiana. The decision in this case will determine the fate of abortion access for decades to come.
“Idaho legislators are at it again with Senate Bill 1385, a bill that would eliminate abortion access in Idaho,” said Mistie Tolman, Idaho State Director for PPVNH. “Right now, we are dealing with a pandemic of global proportions with COVID-19, but our legislature continues its destructive and discriminatory path by only focusing on controlling people’s bodies and lives. Idaho lawmakers should not be wasting taxpayer dollars on laws that don’t have anything to do with protecting people. Idahoans deserve better, and Idahoans deserve lawmakers who are focused on making their lives better by expanding access to health care, not restricting it.”