More on Abortion in South Dakota
The abortion ban passed the Senate, but the Senate added an amendment, so it's back to the House. Governor Rounds, who is pro-life, has not yet said whether he'll sign the bill, because he doesn't comment on legislation until it's in final form.
I saw an earlier story today predicting the Senate vote would be close, but it actually passed with a comfortable 23-12 margin. It will get through the House without any problems, because the only thing the Senate added was some language about the bill being consistent with the state's Constitution.
From a New York Times article, our old friend Kate Looby chimes in:
"'While they are making political maneuvers, we're trying to fight for the women of South Dakota,' Kate Looby, the state director of Planned Parenthood in South Dakota, said before the bill was passed."
Uh huh. How about "while shrill feminists are complaining that the will of the people doesn't align with that of seven judges who died decades ago, South Dakota is fighting for innocent babies in South Dakota." Yeah, I think that has a better ring to it. More from Looby:
"Ms. Looby said she had spent hundreds of hours meeting with lawmakers and others as a vote drew near. 'I hate to envision the day when the women of South Dakota are treated differently than the women elsewhere when it comes to safe and legal health care,' she said."
Forty million dead babies were unavailable for comment.