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NEWS RELEASE: Idaho Chooses Life Calls for Protection of Conscience Rights

The Board of Idaho Chooses Life has adopted a Resolution, calling for the protection of the conscience rights of health care providers and other Idaho employees from being forced into choosing between their livelihood and submitting to a COVID vaccination. Idaho Chooses Life has brought several pieces of legislation over the years to protect the […]

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NEWS RELEASE: Idaho Chooses Life Honors Rep. Vito Barbieri

(Boise). Idaho Chooses Life announced today that it has given Rep. Vito Barbieri (R-Dalton Gardens) its “Friend for Life Award”. “This honor is given to Idahoans who have made significant contributions to the protection of our preborn children,” said ICL Executive Director David Ripley in a prepared statement. “Vito has long been a champion of […]

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LIFE BRIEF: Governor Little Signs Down Syndrome Legislation into Law

Idaho Governor Brad Little signed HB302 into law this week. This is the most important pro-Life bill enacted this session. It will require the Department of Health & Welfare to include information on Down Syndrome in the Informed Consent booklet. This booklet gives information to women considering an abortion. It already includes data about a […]

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Life Brief: The Legislature Returns on Tuesday

The Legislature Returns on Tuesday The Idaho Legislature will return to work this next week, after taking a break because of a COVID outbreak at the Statehouse. There is a pile of unfinished business awaiting them, including tax cuts, budgets, transportation and some important work on the pro-Life threat. Critical Pro-Life Bills Need Senate Action […]

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Update on the Session from Idaho Chooses Life

“Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of power … It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the People against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well—but they mean to govern.” — Daniel Webster Progress at the […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Wage Jihad on Preborn Babies

Special Report to the Gem State Patriot As of this writing, Mr. Biden has occupied the Oval Office for something like ten days. And already it is crystal clear that this Administration bears a furious hostility toward preborn babies and the pro-Life movement. Even before he assumed office, Mr. Biden’s Inaugural Committee helped raise money […]

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Planned Parenthood is the Heart of the Democrat Party

If socialism has overtaken the head of the modern Democratic Party, then Planned Parenthood is its heart. We saw that emotional commitment to darkness when every Democrat in the U.S. Senate voted to protect infanticide just last week. But this week brought news that the passion for Planned Parenthood’s death agenda runs through every artery […]

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In Defense of the Citizen Legislature

The drones have been released by national leftists to attack the integrity of Idaho elections and the character of the Idaho Legislature. Despite spending some $450,000 to hoodwink Idahoans into supporting their agenda of “campaign finance and ethics reform” – the national Soros machine failed to qualify for the ballot. But they have not gone […]

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The Danger of Campaign Finance Reform

Beware those “good government” liberals seeking to fix election laws. Because what they are really after is restricting, and even criminalizing political activity, to better control the outcomes. You may have noticed a big wave of concern at the Statehouse over the past year on the need to “reform” our ethics and campaign finance laws. […]

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Guest Opinion: Reflections on the Passing of Cecil Andrus

Idaho Democrats and media folks will be making much this week of Cecil Andrus, the recently deceased former governor of Idaho. And, honestly, there is much about Andrus’ career which is very noteworthy. There is no doubt, for instance, that he is one of the state’s most effective politicians. With his time as Interior Secretary […]

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Idaho Takes a Step Backward in Protecting Babies, Moms

The House State Affairs Committee on Monday (03.06.17) took the unprecedented step of approving a bill to repeal part of a law approved in 2015 regulating chemical abortions in Idaho. HB250 was brought forward by Idaho Chooses Life as a tactical response to the disastrous lawsuit still pending before federal Judge Lynn Winmill. After telling […]

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A Democrat Scam on Campaign Finance Reform

Democrat Holli Woodings is heading up an effort called “Keep Idaho Elections Accountable”. This very large political action committee has been collecting signatures to “reform” Idaho’s Sunshine Law — the statute governing campaign finance. Woodings claims that she is all about “ordinary” Idahoans and the grassroots. She asserts that her reform effort is designed to […]