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FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016

Group seeks to abolish abortion in Idaho 38 

A grassroots citizen group has launched a ballot initiative signature drive that proposes to outlaw abortion in Idaho. The initiative proposed by Abolish Abortion Idaho seeks to change state code to make performing or having an abortion an act of first-degree murder.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2015

MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015

Abortion declines in nearly all states 

I would think this is something that should please both pro-life and pro-choice groups, wouldn't you? Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them – but they’ve also waned in states where abortion rights are protected, an Associated Press survey finds.

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MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014

Court won't revive AZ 20-wk abortion ban 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected Arizona's bid to put in place its ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The justices on Monday declined to reconsider a lower court ruling that the law violates a woman's constitutionally protected right to...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013

Pope Faults Focus On Gays, Abortion 20 

Pope Francis, in the first extensive interview of his six-month-old papacy, said that the Roman Catholic church had grown “obsessed” with preaching about abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he has chosen not to speak of those issues despite recriminations from some critics. In...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013


Abortion bill passes in Texas House 

Supporters of House Bill 2, an abortion bill, react in the gallery of the Texas House after the bill passed Tuesday in Austin, Texas. AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas House on Tuesday night provisionally approved tough new abortion restrictions, making good on a third attempt...

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MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013

Costello: Media Ignores Abortion Trial 

Newspeak is here. And it works. And thanks to Newspeak, one of the most horrific trials in American history is proceeding with little press attention. You probably don't know who Kermit Gosnell is. What should be the trial of the century has been mostly blacked...

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Abortion Doctor Faces Death Penalty 31 

Twenty months in a refugee camp in war-torn Bhutan didn’t break Karnamaya Mongar. But the 41-year-old Virginia woman met her demise in 2009 after seeking an abortion from a Philadelphia doctor who could face the death penalty if convicted on seven counts of first-degree murder....

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013

Update: Abortion Flap Stuns Mendive 22 

Freshman Rep. Ron Mendive, R-Coeur d’Alene, was surprised to learn that there’s a news story out about a question he asked this morning regarding abortion and prostitution – and that it’s going viral. He attended an ACLU breakfast presentation in the Capitol this morning, and...

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Abortion clinic stays open for now 10 

A federal judge on Wednesday left in place an injunction blocking a new law in Mississippi that could effectively shut down the state’s only abortion clinic, located in Jackson, Miss. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan III extended the injunction but did not say...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

Sen. Winder Lands In 'Doonesbury' 

Idaho Sen. Chuck Winder has landed in Garry Trudeaux's "Doonesbury" Web page "Say What?" feature. Dan Popkey/Idaho Statesman writes: "Winder, the sponsor of the stalled ultrasound mandate measure, Senate Bill 1387, is quoted in the comic strip's online "Say What?" feature. Winder's statement in Monday's...

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DM: It Ain't Over Until It's Over 

I may be in error, but the legislative response of halting the proposed House hearing on the bill, now being reported by the national press, may well be a tactical time-out rather than a strategic stop. The national press will go home. And the Idaho...

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PParenthood Pans Ultrasound Demo 

Statement of Hannah Brass, legislative director of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest re: ultrasound demonstration scheduled in Idaho Legislature Wednesday: “Broadcasting an ultrasound isn’t testimony—it’s political theater. Tomorrow’s unprecedented ultrasound display at the Idaho statehouse has nothing to do with women's health or women's safety, but...

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MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012

Senate OKs Ultrasound Bill 23-12 28 

The Senate has voted 23-12 in favor of SB 1387, the pre-abortion ultrasound requirement. Retiring Sen. Diane Bilyeu, D-Pocatello, rising to explain her vote, said, “You know, fellow senators, as a woman, and as a person of faith, this bill makes me want to cry....

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FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2011

Fischer Blasts Cain's Abortion Stand 

Bryan Fischer, the former Boise pastor now with the American Family Association, is making headlines again by attacking presidential candidate Herman Cain re: abortion statements. Dan Popkey/Idaho Statesman quotes Fisher from Michelle Goldberg in The Daily Beast. Writes Goldberg: “That could have come right out...

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Poll: Assisted Suicide #1 Social Issue 

The latest national Gallup poll on social attitudes reports a new number one issue that most divides the American public. For years the issue has been abortion. Today it is physician assisted suicide (PAS). While 48 percent of the respondents said the matter was “morally...

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Government Shutdown Looms Today 64 

With hours to go before a threatened U.S. government shutdown, Republican and Democratic leaders remained deadlocked over federal support for Planned Parenthood and other spending as they narrowed their differences over the size of proposed budget cuts. President Barack Obama called on lawmakers to reach...

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Abortion Bill Allows No Rape Exception 16 

The bill makes no exceptions for rape, incest, severe fetal abnormality or the mental or psychological health of the mother; only when the pregnancy threatens the mother's life or physical health could a post-20-week abortion be performed. An Idaho Attorney General's opinion said the bill...

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Panel OKs 20-Week Limit On Abortion 

The House State Affairs Committee has voted along party lines to pass SB 1165, the 20-week abortion ban, sending it to the House with a recommendation that it “do pass.” Rep. Carlos Bilbao, R-Emmett, said, “Anyone, anyone who denies the existence of life at the...

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FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010

Allred: Abortion Not Proper Birth Control 37 

Allred tried to toe the line between the partisan divide on some policy issues. When asked about civil unions for gays and lesbians, he said that their rights should be honored and protected, but didn’t call for overturning the state’s constitutional amendment against same sex...

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Rep. Steve Kren, R-Nampa, proposes legislation to ban abortions based on reasons of race or gender. The House State Affairs Committee voted along party lines Thursday to introduce the bill, though committee members raised legal and other questions about it. (Betsy Russell)

Kren proposes gender, race abortion ban 20 

Rep. Steve Kren, R-Nampa, proposes legislation to ban abortions based on reasons of race or gender.Rep. Steve Kren, R-Nampa, presented legislation to the House State Affairs Committee this morning to ban abortions for reasons of gender or race; the committee voted 12-5 along party lines...

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MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009

IVA: No Justification For Tiller Murder 47 

Item: Pro-life leaders denounce murder of abortion doctor George Tiller/FoxNews.comBryan Fischer/Idaho Values Alliance: As much as we can understand the energy generated by the heinous nature of Tiller’s crimes, Christians cannot be true to the Scriptures and sanction the bombing of abortion clinics or the...

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