SD Rejects Abortion Bill

Anti-abortion activists had hoped to use South Dakota's tough new abortion prohibition as a test case -- testing the positions of the Supreme Court's newest members, Justice Alito and Chief Justice Roberts. The plan ran into a snag when South Dakota voters rejected the law.

Proponents of the strategy hoped that the state legislature would ignore the will of the voters and pass another ban, this one containing exceptions for rape, incest and life-threatening conditions. The Senate Affairs Commmittee today rejected the new bill by a vote of 8-1. The Committee deserves a shout out for declining to waste time and money by advancing unconstitutional legislation.

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    were i a citizen of SD, i wouldn't (none / 0) (#1)
    by cpinva on Thu Feb 22, 2007 at 12:59:30 AM EST
    get too complacent. the small, but vocal minority of anti-choicers isn't going to let a little thing like the will of the people, the state legislator or the constitution stop them.

    they know what's best for everyone, and they'll just keep on bringing it up, year after year after year...................