SB 1131 intends to require the Department of Health and Welfare to provide Idaho women with medically inaccurate information as she prepares to get abortion care.
This bill requires that during the state-mandated counseling period, which women must receive prior to an abortion, medical providers must tell women that a medication abortion may be reversed. Such a claim is largely unsubstantiated by any reliable medical evidence to date. As such, it does nothing but degrade the honesty and trust which are paramount to a productive and healthy doctor-patient relationship. Forcing providers to give medically inaccurate and misleading information is detrimental to women’s health.