Amazingly South Dakota may soon pass a law banning most abortions. On February 10th the SD House was the first to pass the ban. Earlier this week the senate passed it and today the House gave final approval.
Governor Rounds who is pro-life said he is likely to sign it into law. Ofcourse Planned Parenthood will sue and the case will end up before the Supreme Court. Kate Looby, state director of Planned Parenthood, had this to say: “I have to say I’m disappointed in the news that the governor has indicated he would sign the bill.”
Earlier this week the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case on Partial Birth Abortion. Lone Pony did a great post on it. So with these 2 cases we are about to find out how Roberts and Alito will vote on this issue. The feminists are near hysterical about this and have already started in with the lines they used in the 70's. Women will die in back alley abortions. Give me a break. A lot fewer women and babies will die if this becomes law.
I have no idea how this will turn out but for the first time in 33 years there is hope. Hope that unborn babies will be protected from mass slaughter. Many have prayed and worked tirelessly over the past 33 years for this and it is encouraging to see. Approximately 800 abortions occur every year in South Dakota. That is a very small number compared to other states but 800 babies' lives are very valuable.
"And according to the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive rights organization in New York and Washington, similar abortion proposals are in the works in seven other states: Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee."
I don't know how this will all pan out but I liked what Republican House Speaker Matthew Michels had to say: "I think the stars are aligned." "Simply put, now is the time."