After an emergency caucus meeting by Republicans in Idaho cancelled the hearing on the controversial “double ultrasound” bill. Unless Republicans hold a hearing by Friday the measure will not be brought up for a floor vote.
That means this awful, horrible, no good, very bad bill is almost dead.
We have to keep the pressure on legislators to kill this bill. Legislators are starting to view the bill as toxic, a significant change considering it passed out of the Senate committee with only two “no” votes and passed the entire Senate one vote shy of a veto-proof majority.
So let’s keep up the pressure. If this bill dies, and we can make that happen, it would be a significant victory for women everywhere. Idaho is a conservative state with plenty of drive to regulate women’s rights. If we can win here we can win anywhere.
And to those who have already been working this bill, thank you so very much. Now lets close this deal.
Photo from Jerry Nadler via flickr.