For Immediate Release: April 8, 2021
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: “The Idaho Senate has taken a great step in defending the right to life,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “By an overwhelming vote of 28-7, the Senate passed a heartbeat bill, sending the measure next to the House.
“We applaud the Idaho Senate for their commitment to protecting the most innocent among us. We look forward to speedy passage in the House, and approval by the Governor.
“Through the work of legislators like our own Eagle leader Rep. Tammy Nichols (District 11) and the Senate sponsor, Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, Idaho is taking its place as a leader among America’s boldest conservative legislatures.”
“I appreciate the efforts of those involved in bringing forth the ‘fetal heartbeat’ legislation that I started,” said Rep. Tammy Nichols. “I am so glad that I could set the foundation and pave the way in the state of Idaho to begin this process as I did last year during our legislative session. Although we would like to have even stronger legislation that would bring an abolishment to abortion, we will continue to bite off a chunk at a time until we can get to that point.”