Similar to other states, Republican-led Idaho recently enacted a law to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Idaho Governor Brad Little signed a bill into law this week to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
A fetal heartbeat can usually be detected around four to six weeks of pregnancy. Under the new law, a doctor who performs an abortion after this point will be committing a felony. If convicted, they can be imprisoned for two to five years, possibly having their medical licenses suspended.
“Hundreds and hundreds of babies lose their lives every year in Idaho due to abortion, an absolute tragedy,” the governor continued. “I appreciate Idaho lawmakers for continuing to protect lives by passing this important legislation, and I am proud to sign the bill into law today.”
Numerous states of the US have been considering bills regulating abortion in recent weeks. https://t.co/LS0HwCKHXX
— EWTN Pro-Life Weekly (@EWTNProLife) April 27, 2021
Idaho is the latest of several Republican-led states to pass a “heartbeat bill.” The day before Idaho’s law was passed, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a similar piece of legislation to prevent abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
This pro-life legislation is a great step forward in ending the murderous practice of abortion. We must continue to defend life at all stages and support efforts to enact pro-life policy.