South Dakotans say
"repeal the extreme abortion ban!"
Thanks to the hard work of 1,200 volunteers in 138 different cities and towns -- in nine weeks time -- we filed petitions with the names of more than 38,000 South Dakotans who are calling for the repeal of the extreme abortion legislation enacted by the South Dakota legislature and signed into law by Governor Mike Rounds on March 6.
“This abortion ban was pushed by radical groups who want our state to be the center of the national legal battle waged in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade,” said Jan Nicolay, Co-Chair of the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families. “Defending this extreme law, that is clearly unconstitutional, could cost the taxpayers of South Dakota millions of dollars and drag the good people of South Dakota into the center of the national abortion debate,” Nicolay continued.
“While the South Dakota legislature refused to let voters have their say on this important issue, we will offer them that chance,” said Dr. Maria Bell, the official sponsor of the petition drive. “We are so proud and humbled today, to announce that 38,416 South Dakota voters have signed the petitions and are calling for the repeal of this extreme ban on abortions,” Bell continued.
Bell added, “Citizens from all 66 South Dakota counties have signed the petitions calling for the repeal of this far-reaching measure. People from all walks of life, young and old, Democrats, Independents and Republicans are saying this law went too far.” “When a woman’s health is in danger, all medical options should be available. When a woman is the tragic victim of rape or incest, she deserves compassionate options about her future. Emergency contraception is often not a valid or realistic alternative,” said Bell.
“We hope this campaign will be respectful by all participants and also reflect the serious nature of this issue, which has extraordinary legal and medical consequences for the women, families, doctors and hospitals in South Dakota, “said Nicolay.
i have said it before and i will say it again.........if men could get pregnant there would be drive-thru abortion clinics. its time for the majority to come forward and stop this religious minority. they are willing to get up and yell because people are embarrassed to say they are for abortion rights because they are painted as baby killers. this isnt about for or against abortion this is for allowing a woman to decide what to do with her body and ultimately her life. these so called "good christians" dont want anything to do with the baby once its born....that is until it can kick in its collection envelope to the church. these are the same people wqho would rally against raising the minimum wage or welfare for the mothers.
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