Monday, March 06, 2006

South Dakota Governor: A Rapists Best Friend

As predicted the Republican Party of South Dakota went through on its promise to outlaw all abortions -- no exceptions. So, the governor of South Dakota is now the man responsible for allowing the rapists and child molesters of his state to become parents!! Yeah for him. Not even allowing an exception for rape or incest is just cruel -- and what a gift to rapists everywhere! Why should their parental "rights" be denied, right?

SD Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Mike Rounds signed legislation Monday banning nearly all abortions in South Dakota, setting up a court fight aimed at challenging the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

The bill would make it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion unless the procedure was necessary to save the woman's life. It would make no exception for cases of rape or incest.

Planned Parenthood, which operates the state's only abortion clinic, in Sioux Falls, has pledged to challenge the measure in court.

Rounds issued a written statement saying he expects the law will be tied up in court for years and will not take effect unless the U.S. Supreme Court upholds it.

"In the history of the world, the true test of a civilization is how well people treat the most vulnerable and most helpless in their society. The sponsors and supporters of this bill believe that abortion is wrong because unborn children are the most vulnerable and most helpless persons in our society. I agree with them," Rounds said in the statement.

He declined all media requests for interviews Monday.

About 800 abortions are performed each year in South Dakota. Planned Parenthood has said other women cross state lines to reach closer clinics.

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