According to a news article on the Mother Jones website, just last week the South Dakota legislature put aside a contentious bill “that would legalize the killing of abortion doctors”. However, the pressure tactics of the highly effective anti-abortion lobby had that decision reversed.
Yesterday, Tues. Feb.22/11, the South Dakota house of reps voted 49 to 19 in favour of the bill. That means access to abortion in that state will be radically restrained.
The bill, if passed by the State’s Senate, would require women who seek an abortion to “visit Crisis Pregnant Centers (CPCs)” that are operated by anti-abortion groups. The text of the bill requires a woman “to first consult with the doctor providing the abortion, then visit a CPC and wait 72 hours before undergoing the actual procedure”.
Nonetheless, there are some legalists who say the terms in the bill are vague and it could condone “Justified Homicide” __the killing of abortion providers.
Here’s a link to the full article.http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/02/south-dakota-abortion-crisis-pregnancy-center-bill
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