Foreman’s anti-abortion bill goes nowhere

Dan Foreman

Via the Daily News

A controversial anti-abortion bill that would charge mothers and doctors with first-degree murder won’t be moving forward this session, the Lewiston Tribune reported Saturday.

State Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Viola, its sponsor, said he hasn’t been able to get a print hearing for the legislation.

The measure went beyond what even pro-life groups could support. Right to Life of Idaho, for example, said subjecting women to criminal penalties “is inconsistent with the historic pro-life position.”

“Based on our experience we are convinced that abortion is most often a tragically desperate act,” the organization noted in a written statement. “We have never supported legislation containing criminal penalties for women. We stand with women and men to offer them realistic alternatives to abortion.”