BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of lawmakers has introduced a resolution that will raise the flag for half-employees a day a year to recognize abortions that have been performed since the medical procedure became available. became legal nearly 50 years ago.
The bill from Representative Barbara Ehardt, a Republican from Idaho Falls, would designate January 22 as “Day of Tears.” The concept comes from a Virginia-based anti-abortion organization of the same name that seeks to pass similar legislation in every state.
Ehardt told the House State Affairs Committee on Tuesday that “Tears Day” resolutions are also expected to be introduced this year in Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Mississippi and South Carolina. .
“This resolution is meant to honor and help us remember the past,” Ehardt said. “It’s another way of reminding us of a mistake that we have the opportunity to hope for over the next six months to correct.”
The US Supreme Court has a 6-3 conservative majority and has signaled that it may overturn its landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade in a case out of Mississippi. That decision is expected later this year.
The Idaho House Committee agreed on a voice vote to introduce the resolution. Ehardt said the resolution was also introduced in a Senate committee on Monday.
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