Senate Bill 1309, which passed the Idaho Legislature yesterday, would bar abortions before most individuals even realize they are pregnant. It is unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade. It denies pregnant persons bodily autonomy and it is based on a cruel law that has caused chaos and disruption to millions of Texas women.
This copycat bill even one-ups the Texas ban by increasing the bounty penalty from $10,000 to $20,000. The fate of many Idahoan women rests on whether SB 1309 gets vetoed, so FFRF is asking you to tell Gov. Brad Little not to let it happen. There has never been a more dire need for the advocacy of reproductive rights. And, by the way, a boycott of Idaho potatoes is being threatened if Little signs this into law, which would greatly harm Idahoans — yet another important reason for him to veto this bad bill. Please don’t delay in contacting your governor and getting out the word.
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I am urging you to veto SB 1309, the near-total abortion ban. This callous attack on abortion rights will endanger the lives and safety of women in Idaho, and it is critical to me as a voter that you stop it in its tracks. With more than 60 percent of Americans opposing the overturn of Roe v. Wade, any bill aiming to restrict Roe is inconsistent with American values. Also, the last thing our state economy needs is a boycott on Idaho potatoes, which is being threatened if you sign this bill into law.