Action Alert

TAKE ACTION: Idaho passes near-total abortion ban

Protect Abortion rights

An extremely strict so-called “fetal heartbeat” bill that would outlaw abortion after six weeks of pregnancy has been passed by the Idaho Legislature and will now head to Gov. Brad Little’s desk to be signed into law. Please use our simple, automated system to contact Little and urge him to reject this extremist measure.

Six-week abortion bans like this one (HB 366), also commonly misrepresented as “heartbeat bills,” are a favorite of the anti-choice Religious Right, intended to outlaw abortion after an embryonic pulse (not heartbeat) can be detected (as early as five weeks). Most women do not even know they are pregnant that early, which is, of course, the point. Read FFRF’s full statement condemning HB 366.

The bill codifies into law beliefs not based on science or morality, but on religion and so-called holy books. The Christian Right has been and remains the primary opponent to women’s reproductive rights. Indeed the “architect” of the “fetal heartbeat” bill runs an organization called “Faith2Action,” which seeks to impose a particular religious viewpoint on all citizens.

Please click on the red “Take Action” link below to email or call Little’s office and urge him to veto HB 366. Feel free to use or adapt the talking points provided. Personalized messages are always the most impactful.

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