South Dakota Passes Bill Banning All Abortions Except If Woman Is In Danger Of Dying

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    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.

    http://www.keloland.com/NewsDetail2817.cfm?Id=0,45916
     
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    I disagree with them not leaving in exemptions for rape and incest.

    I'm sure most of those nearly 900 abortions arn't because of rape, but some are and those women need to have a choice.


    In 2000, 870 women obtained abortions in South Dakota, producing a rate of 5.5 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age. Some of these women were from other states, and some South Dakota residents had abortions in other states, so this rate may not reflect the abortion rate of state residents. The rate declined 15% since 1996, when it was 6.5 abortions per 1,000 women 15-44. Abortions in South Dakota represent 0.1 of all abortions in the United States.

    http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/sfaa/south_dakota.html
     
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    THAT my friends...is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Even rape or incestually-conceived babies deserve a chance at life.
     
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    If a women is strong enough to carry a rapists child than that's her choice. But for some women the emotional trauma would be to much. I don't know that I'd want to put myself through that.
     
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    It's not the rapist's child. It's THEIR child. If she's strong enough to kill an innocent baby, she's strong enough to carry the child to term, then work out an adoption.
     
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    Interesting that the PEOPLE of the state got to vote on this. :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, your not a woman and you will never have to face such a horrible thing happening to you. Being a woman I look at this issue differently.

    I'll agree to disagree with you.
     
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    Irrelevant. I know right from wrong. My wife and Daughter know right from wrong. They've learned the difference between absolute wrong and absolute right.

    Rape - absolute wrong.
    Killing - absolute wrong.

    Killing that baby does NOTHING to help a woman heal or otherwise take away from her rape.

    :(

    There's no agree-to-disagree in me, for things so important.
     
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    WOW!!! Im absolutely amazed..I didn't think I would live to see something this. What a great day for that state!! :)
     

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