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Ultrasound Backers Want Hearing

Six supporters of Senate Bill 1387 drove from Sandpoint to Boise to lobby for the bill. After a 10-minute hallway conversation with House State Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Loerstcher early Tuesday, they remain frustrated that the bill has yet to receive a hearing. "We came 500 miles," said Judy Howrey, board chair of the Life Choices Pregnancy Center in Sandpoint, which offers free ultrasounds. "We want to find out about the meeting and why it was canceled." Loertcher canceled a hearing on SB 1387 last week, after objections were raised in a closed-door Republican caucus. "There is no hearing scheduled," said Loertscher, R-Iona, who was headed to his office for a private meeting with two prominent backers of the bill, Kerry Uhlenkott of Right to Life of Idaho and Julie Lynde of Cornerstone Family Council, the Idaho affiliate of Focus on the Family/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you think the 2012 session will end session without the ultrasound bill hearing?

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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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