The House has voted 32-31 against HB 214, a measure from Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, to issue official state certificates of “fetal death” to women who have early miscarriages or abortions.Although the wingers tried to sell this as a grief closure measure, it was always obviously an effort to try to expand the definition of "life" as a means to advance an anti-abortion agenda.
It's one thing to advance that agenda, but if you do, at least be honest about it. And if you're not going to behonest, as least give us some credit for intelligence by not coming up with an excuse as stupid as "a government issued certificate will assuage grief." Jeezus. Idahoans hate government.
And for this goofy effort I award Rep. Judy Boyle the coveted IdaBlue Wingnut Award, Absurd Dishonesty Category.