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Wed., Feb. 5, 2014, 1:50 p.m.

Bill Targets Faith Healing Exemption

On a day when lawmakers heard hours of passionate testimony against a proposed religious-freedom bill, another House committee quietly introduced legislation from Rep. John Gannon, D-Boise, to limit the “faith-healing” exemption in Idaho law if a child’s life is at risk. “It was just total coincidence,” said Gannon, whose bill was introduced in the House Judiciary Committee, along with a slew of other proposals today; that’s because of a deadline for bill introductions in non-privileged committees. “This is basically a child’s right to live to adulthood,” Gannon said, “and providing medical services to a child who is in danger of dying or serious disability”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: This bill simply makes sense. Right?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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