Anti-abortion Idaho lawmakers accused a Satanist of supporting “human sacrifice”

During a hearing for an anti-abortion bill that would effectively ban the procedure across Idaho, two Republican lawmakers suggested that a Satanist who spoke out against the bill supported murder and “blood sacrifice.”

Idaho is on the verge of passing an anti-abortion bill that would effectively ban the procedure in the state. Senate Bill 1309, which already passed in the State Senate, would restrict abortion access as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected. That could occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before many women even know they’re pregnant. (That’s the point.) 

Furthermore, the bill would echo the Texas bounty-hunter law by allowing family members of anyone who has an abortion to sue the doctor to the tune of $20,000 or more. The goal is to get abortion providers out of the state entirely, leaving residents more vulnerable.