Idaho Democratic Party Chair Lauren Necochea released the following statement in response to the Idaho Supreme Court upholding all abortion laws challenged in Planned Parenthood lawsuit:
“Every pregnancy is unique and people seek abortion care for a range of deeply personal reasons that the government should not question. Patients, not judges or politicians, should make their own personal decisions when it comes to medical care. This decision has made it even clearer that Idahoans cannot rely on the courts to protect their reproductive freedoms. The only way we can win back our reproductive freedoms is by electing Democrats across the state.
“Idaho’s extreme abortion ban, passed by the Republican-controlled legislature and signed by Gov. Little endangers the lives of pregnant Idahoans and undermines the duty hospitals have to treat and stabilize sick patients. These Republican politicians have made it clear in their party platform they would rather let a pregnancy kill a person than allow them to receive an abortion.
“Idaho Democrats will continue to fight for the reproductive rights and freedoms of all Idahoans for as long as it takes. We stand with the majority of Idahoans who believe people should have access to all of the reproductive health care options available, including abortion.”
For more information or interview requests, contact:
Avery Roberts, Communications Director for the Idaho Democratic Party
208-305-5610 or firstname.lastname@example.org