HR 5 is a House resolution that encourages the recognition of January 22nd as Idaho’s Day of Tears. The resolution encourages Idahoans to lower the flag to half-staff to “mourn” the abortions that have occurred since the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade.
This resolution further stigmatizes abortion services and fails to consider policy solutions that could alleviate unintended pregnancies and actually support pregnant people.
Here are the facts:
- Abortion is overwhelmingly safe.
- The right to abortion is supported by an overwhelming majority of Americans.
- Abortion is common. One in four women who are able to get pregnant will have an abortion at some point.
- Abortion is essential health care, a constitutional right, and a human right.
Abortion should be accessible to anyone who needs it, without shame or stigma. Period.