Friday, February 10, 2006

South Dakota Takes on 'Roe v. Wade'

SD House Approves Abortion Ban
The South Dakota House has passed a bill that would nearly ban all abortions in the state, ushering the issue to the state Senate.

Supporters are pushing the measure in hopes of drawing a legal challenge that will cause the US Supreme Court to reverse its 1973 decision legalizing abortion.

The bill banning all abortions in South Dakota was passed 47-to-22 in the House.

Amendments aimed at carving out exemptions for rape, incest and the health of women were rejected.

The bill does contain a loophole that allows abortions if women are in danger of dying. Doctors who do those abortions could not be prosecuted...


In a battle that's sure to go to the U.S. Supreme Court, South Dakotans have thrown down the gauntlet. If the bill survives the S.D. Senate, and is signed into law, how do you think the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the issue now that Roberts and Alito have joined the bench?