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Harmful legislation alert: Idaho allowing 12-year-olds to be electroshocked

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Update: Vote Delayed​


March 25, 2024. S1354, the bill to allow electroshocking children down to the age of 12 was set to be voted on the floor of the Idaho House of Representatives today, but they didn’t get to it. Over 50 e-mails have been sent to all of the members of the Idaho House of Representatives. We know of at least one member who was going to vote for it who is going to vote against it as a result of the e-mails. If you haven’t sent an e-mail opposing S1354 to all of the members of the Idaho House of Representatives there is still time to do so by sending it to [email protected] .



Oppose Idaho Bill to Allow Electroshocking 12-Year-Olds​


March 24, 2024. We just found out that Idaho is set to pass a bill, S1354, to allow children down to the age of 12 to be electroshocked. See Statement of Purpose. The bill passed the Idaho Senate and may be scheduled for a final vote in the Idaho House tomorrow. See Bill Status.

Our partner, PsychRights, has set up the e-mail address [email protected] to go to all of the members of the Idaho House of Representatives as individual e-mails from the sender.

Jim Gottstein, MindFreedom Board Member and president of PsychRights sent the Idaho House the following e-mail which might be useful in drafting your own e-mail:

This is to express vehement opposition to S1354. I am the president of the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) whose mission is to mount a strategic litigation campaign against forced psychiatric drugging and Electroshock. Electroshock, euphemistically referred to as Electro-Convulsive Therapy or ECT, is barbarous when administered to adults, and should be a crime when administered to children. The people supporting S1354, whether intentionally or not, are not telling the truth. Please find attached PsychRights and Committee for Truth in Psychiatry submission to FDA opposing reclassification of electroshock machines, March 25, 2016, documenting the great harm from Electroshock without any lasting benefit. The evidence cited therein as well as a tremendous amount of other evidence has been compiled on the Electroshock Webpage at PsychRights.org.

Please do not allow S1354 become law.

The short notice was unavoidable, but it is conceivable we can stop this train.

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