Idaho's Senate Attacks Pregnant Women

March 12, 2006

Wyndi Anderson of National Advocates for Pregnant Women told me via email that this kind of law isn't exactly a new idea: "[Similar bills have] been shot down in other states because in the end it is bad for the very infants they say they want to help. If we really want to provide an opportunity for women to have healthy pregnancies then we need to think about ways we can support women and their families. These type of measures are almost always someone trying to further their career because no one who understands addiction and cares about children and women would dare to pass such a law."