Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Press-Tribune: Legislators Indicate No Ultrasound Bill For This Session

Posted By on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Three Canyon County lawmakers, who were co-sponsors of a controversial ultrasound measure during the 2012 Idaho Legislature, have indicated that they don't expect a repeat of the bill during this year's session.

This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Nampa Sen. Curt McKenzie, Nampa Rep. Brent Crane and Wilder Rep. Gayle Batt, all Republicans, "said they had not heard of any effort to bring the bill back."

The 2012 proposed legislation would have required Idaho women considering an abortion to undergo an ultrasound procedure, with no exceptions for rape or incest.

"I talked to a couple of groups that supported it last session," McKenzie told the Press-Tribune. "And they said they didn't intend to have anything."

McKenzie added that since the Idaho House didn't give the proposed measure a hearing in 2012, he didn't expect a repeat of the legislation.

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