Idaho House passed legislation Monday that requires doctors to provide
women with information about the medical risks of abortion at least 24
hours prior to the procedure, as well as the anatomical and
physiological characteristics of the unborn child at that time.
The Senate had previously approved the bill, which now goes to the desk of Gov. Dirk Kempthorne for his signature.
Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, lauded the move. He says this legislation will give women important information that will enable them to choose life for their unborn children rather than abortion.
“More children will live thanks to the Idaho legislature,” he said, adding that more women will also be saved from the psychological trauma that usually follows abortion.