In his closing debate in favor of SB 1387, Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, said, “This bill does not require a trans-vaginal exam. … It leaves that up to the patient and the physician to make that determination.” He said, “Rape and incest was used as a reason to oppose this. I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that’s part of the counseling that goes on.”

Idaho Senator Chuck Winder, sponsor of Idaho’s forced ultrasound bill, which did pass the Idaho Senate yesterday. (Quote from Robin Marty’s post at RH Reality Check)

Contact Idaho’s Governor, Butch Otter, and tell him to VETO this bill. 

Facebook (his wall, as of this posting, is open and you can comment to it directly)

Twitter: @ButchOtter (hashtag: #NoForcedUltrasounds)

Email

Phone: (208) 334-2100

YOUR voices helped remove the transvaginal part of Virginia’s forced ultrasound bill. It caused the Alabama legislature to kill their bill and Pennsylvania to shelve theirs.

PLEASE USE YOUR VOICE NOW TO HELP STOP THIS BILL IN IDAHO.