While some U.S. governors are busy with their daily routines of denying their wrongdoing during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, others are signing bills into law that actually protect life.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) signed a bill into law on Tuesday that prohibits abortions in his state for cases in which a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which occurs in the first trimester of pregnancies.
Little noted in a tweet announcing the signing of HB 366, otherwise known as the Idaho Fetal Heartbeat Preborn Child Protection Act, that there will be exceptions to the new law.
“The legislation makes exceptions for medical emergencies and pregnancies that the result of rape or incest,” Little tweeted.
In the small text of the graphic posted in the tweet above, Little included a statement he gave about the bill.
Idaho is a state that values the most innocent of all lives — the lives of babies. We should never relent in our efforts to protect the lives of the preborn. Hundreds and hundreds of babies lose their lives every years in Idaho due to abortion, an absolute tragedy. I appreciate Idaho lawmakers for continuing to protect lives by passing this important legislation, and I am proud to sign the bill into law today.
While abortion will always be "hot button" topic around the U.S. and the world, it’s encouraging to see that states are finally taking it upon themselves to make decisions separate from the bloated federal government.