Thursday, February 23, 2006

South Dakota: Gunning for Roe

South Dakota lawmakers passed the most restrictive ban on abortion, in the hopes of getting Roe vs. Wade overturned. The measure, which passed the state Senate 23 to 12, makes it a felony for doctors to perform any abortion, except to save the life of a pregnant woman. Proposed amendments to include exceptions for rape and incest were defeated. Assuming the Governor signs the bill, it is scheduled to become law July 1st.

The law is so restrictive that even many pro-life advocates don't think that it will pass constitutional muster.

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