Pro-lifer’s in South Dakota Push for Near-Ban on Abortion
Posted by Joshua Price on April 2, 2008
Abortion opponents in South Dakota filed petitions this week that are likely to put an initiative on November’s ballot calling for a near-ban on abortion, renewing a contentious fight over a similar proposal in 2006.
The group VoteYesForLife.com said Tuesday that it turned in on Monday three times the number of signatures needed to qualify an initiative that would ban abortion in most cases. Unlike the 2006 law, however, it includes exceptions to allow the procedure when necessary to protect the health of a woman and in cases of rape or incest.
The 2006 proposal, rejected by 56 percent of voters, would have allowed abortion only to save a woman’s life.
It would appear that this will make it on the ballot, and it sounds like the changes may give it a legitimate shot at passing.
Now we know that the ACLU, NOW, Planned Parenthood, etc. will be all over this trying to prevent it from even being on the ballot.