The following press release was sent out by the Idaho Freedom Caucus on January 18, 2023. Press releases do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
If liberal Boise Mayor McLean continues to declare Boise a sanctuary city for abortion violence, Boise is at risk of having sales and use tax revenues withheld. With the passage of HB2 “No Funds for Abortion Act,” any local government entity that defies state law and refuses to investigate or enforce Idaho criminal abortion statutes will face such penalties.
The Freedom Caucus will never sanction lawlessness at any level and expects all state and local government entities to respect and enforce the law. Rogue mayors who choose which laws to prosecute and in-turn favor their preferred constituencies undermine our rule of law. All governmental entities, including Boise’s far-left city council and Mayor, are expected to enforce state laws restricting abortion.
We applaud Rep. Skaug and his efforts to end the killing of children by abortion and to hold rogue city councils, mayors, and other government entities accountable to the law.
Tags: Abortion, City Government, HB2, Mayor Lauren McLean, No Funds for Abortion Act, Representative Skaug, State Government