BOISE -- The bill requiring ultrasounds for women seeking abortions was not on the Idaho Legislature's agenda Monday, but that did not stop two groups those for and against the measure from gathering outside the statehouse Monday night.
First on the statehouse steps were about 150 supporters of the bill with Idaho Right to Life.
Monday night's event was aimed at convincing lawmakers to resurrect the bill.
It was sidelined last week, on concern in the House it was government overreach into the private lives of women.
Amendments are being considered to help bring it back and supporters hope they do.
Knowledge about circumstances and procedures is very, very important. It gives a woman power in decision making, said Melody McCulley, who was at the pro-life rally.
Less than an hour-and-a-half later, people who oppose the bill held a vigil at the same place.
This rally was organized by the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho.
One supporter, Carolyn Defrang, hopes that the bill won't be brought up in legislation again. This isn't even something that the legislature or the law should be involved in, it's a medical thing, it's not a legal thing.
At this point, it is unclear if the ultrasound bill will be brought up again this session. Right now, it is being held in the House State Affairs Committee.