Abortion ban in SD
South Dakota is at it again. A new abortion ban bill is expected to be revealed today at the state Capitol--and this time around it will have exceptions for rape, incest and the health of the woman. (So generous, I know.)
â€œLegislators in the House and Senate who did not vote in favor of the bill that was passed last year say that they would support such a bill that had exceptions for rape and incest and clearly defined health exceptions,â€? [Rep. Don Van Etten, R-Rapid City] said. ...Kate Looby, state director for Planned Parenthood in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota, also was in the Capitol on Monday. She said the lawmakers were â€œignoring South Dakota voters,â€? who rejected an abortion ban last November.
The only exception in that measure was to save the life of the mother, but Looby said she believed South Dakotans would not accept the new measure either. â€œI think the people of South Dakota want the government to stay out of this private, personal family matter,â€? she said.
At this moment i am very happy to be living in Minnesota. How can South Dakota completely take away womens rights to a choice of abortion, EXCEPT! if the womens life is at stake or they were raped. Kate Looby was completely right when she said that she thinks the people in SD want the gov't to stay out of the private, personal family mater. Again and again i will repeat myselft and say that women deserve the right to choose if they want to get an abortion, not just be told they can't but only if.....