Tag Archives Right to Life of Idaho

Legislation banning shackling pregnant women in Idaho's prison system from being physically restrained as they give birth needs a Senate vote and signature from Gov. Butch Otter to become law. The state's correctional system already limits the use of the practice and the legislation would make sure county jails do the same. The plan from Rep. Janice McGeachin, R-Idaho Falls,…

An Idaho Senate panel approved legislation that would restrict most abortions after 20 weeks because it could inflict pain on fetuses. The panel approved the plan on a party-line vote, with Democrats trying to make changes to the plan. The legislation would only affect a handful of abortions each year and could run up against constitutional challenges. "Any life is…

The House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Monday to approve a measure that would effectively prevent pregnant female prisoners from being shackled or restrained during the labor process. Idaho Falls Republican Rep. Janice McGeachin's bill would prevent jailors in Idaho from putting physical restraints on female prisoners during the labor process.  McGeachin said the measure is meant to protect the state and…