S.D. Passes Abortion Ban
Both houses of the South Dakota legislature have now passed a near-ban on abortion. This was done deliberately, in an effort to set-up a Roe v. Wade review by the Supreme Court.
South Dakota lawmakers approved a ban on nearly all abortions Friday, setting up a deliberate frontal assault on Roe v. Wade at a time when some activists see the U.S. Supreme Court as more willing than ever to overturn the 33-year-old decision. Republican Gov. Mike Rounds said he was inclined to sign the bill, which would make it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion unless it was necessary to save the woman's life. The measure would make no exception in cases of rape or incest.
....Under the measure, doctors could get up to five years in prison for performing an illegal abortion. The House passed the bill 50-18 on Friday, and the Senate approved it 23-12 earlier this week. If signed, it would become law July 1.
Reactions? Molly Saves the Day has decided to blog instructions for performing a dilation/curettage abortion. She will follow-up with directions for performing "vacuum aspiration for first-trimester pregnancies and inducing miscarriages for later ones." Dadahead wonders if this is dangerous to put on the internet.
Amanda at Pandagon thinks it's okay to publish this information. She comments on Dadahead:
...women will do it anyway. Just because the government cuts off their best option doesn't mean they should be forced to take the worst option. Without spreading the knowledge of how to do it, many women will resort to even more dangerous methods.
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