Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Are South Dakota Politicians Attacking Women in Abortion Debate

(Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

A legislative proposal in my opinion, paints women as not too bright, and not able to make important decisions without help from the all knowing state government.

It isĀ  HB 1237 in the South Dakota Legislature. The purpose of this law is to make the waiting period for women seeking an abortion, longer.

Currently, the waiting period is 72 hours. The longest in the nation. If approved HB 1237 will exclude week-ends and holidays from the 72 hours, adding a minimum of 24 hours and up to another 72 hours if it is a three day week-end. Six days, instead of the current three.

The proposal passed the House Judiciary Committee on a 9 yes, 2 no vote. As of 2 pm on Feb. 19th it is not on the full House schedule for a vote.

Our state has a history of being “pro life.” However, in two public votes in the past nearly seven years voters have in essence said, “our laws on the subject of abortion are comprehensive enough, we don’t need any more.”

Yet, some legislators we send to Pierre continue to push for more restrictions.

If legislators would pass a bill which would fully fund the pre- and post natal care of all pregnant women in the state, then I wouldn’t object to their restrictions, since they would be paying for the full cost of care. But they won’t, which in my opinion shows the hypocrisy of current and past proposals and their votes.

If women legislators were leading the charge on this issue, I would be inclined to listen to the rhetoric more openly. The prime sponsor of this bill and most of the other sponsors are men.

It figures.

South Dakota Legislature Looks to Amend Abortion Law



Best of KSOO

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KSOO VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KSOO VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.