In the war for reproductive health care, we have to take the victories where we can. And Idaho is definitely a victory.
Today the Idaho House announced that it will not hold any hearings on the forced ultrasound bill before session ends this weak. That means the bill is officially dead for 2012.
Of course, Idaho Right to Life is promising to bring the measure again next year. But for now the measure is off the table and the reason it’s been killed is reportedly due to concerns of local constituents and the attention the state and the bill received from across the country.
It’s a real victory for women and it was a victory largely engineered by women, including Care2′s own Robin Marty and all of you who called, emailed, tweeted, and did whatever you could to let Idaho know this bill had to go. If a bill like this can be defeated in a deep red state like Idaho, others can too. Let’s not stop until all of these bills are dead or repealed.
Photo from DaveFayram via flickr.