Planned Parenthood Statement on Harmful Legislation Introduced in the Idaho Legislature
Mistie Tolman, Idaho State Director, (208) 861-4371; and Rebecca De León, Communications Manager, (208) 608-2969
For Immediate Release: Feb. 13, 2020 (Updated: Feb. 13, 2020, 8:10 p.m.)
BOISE, IDAHO – Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii released the following statement from Mistie Tolman, Idaho State Director following the introduction of two pieces of legislation that target abortion providers and the transgender community:
“Today, Idaho republicans introduced two new bills. The first is an outright ban on any public funding for abortion providers for providing any services. The second, likely in contempt of the court, is outright discrimination by making it illegal for transgender people to change the sex on their birth certificate. Together, it is abundantly clear that our republican-led legislature is in a race to the bottom and will stop at nothing to discriminate, shame, and harm pregnant people, medical providers, people of color, low-income people, and LGBTQ people."