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Senate adjourns, live Statehouse ultrasound demonstration scheduled

The Senate has now adjourned until tomorrow, but before it did, there were a couple of announcements: The JFAC meeting scheduled for 8 a.m. tomorrow has been canceled, because several members are on the Senate Ethics Committee that's meeting at the same time; it's been reset for Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Also, Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, announced that Stanton Health Care, a crisis pregnancy center, will sponsor a live ultrasound demonstration in the state Capitol on Wednesday afternoon entitled, "Voices from the Womb." Three Stanton clients, one in each trimester of pregnancy, will participate, Nuxoll said. "Idaho will be the first state in the nation to have a live ultrasound display in the Statehouse," she said; however, Ohio's Statehouse hosted a similar demonstration last year, and activists staged a similar demonstration on Capitol Hill last fall. The Idaho demonstration will take place in room WW 53 on the lower level of the state Capitol from noon to 2:30 p.m., Nuxoll said. You can read my full story here on today's Senate passage of SB 1387, the pre-abortion ultrasound bill.




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