Wednesday, March 08, 2006

South Dakota Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law

On Monday, Governor Mike Rounds of South Dakota signed a bill making nearly all abortions illegal in the state. This is a great blow to overturning the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion.

The bill makes it unlawful for a doctor to perform abortion unless it is in an effort to save a woman's life. Any doctor who performs an illegal abortion faces up to five years in prison. ( Rather a light sentencing, no?)

Of course this move faces a lot of opposition from groups such as Planned Parenthood, which is planning on challenging the new law.

I can't wait to see how this all plays out in South Dakota and in other states as well.


  • Makes me proud of my state.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:54 AM  

  • That is great! Right now Mississippi is trying to do the same thing. Hopefully it will go well for them!

    By Blogger abby, at 4:39 PM  

  • I definitely hope so! :)

    By Blogger MVB, at 4:46 PM  

  • yippee!!

    By Anonymous Aly, at 4:46 PM  

  • I am very pleased with this ban. If only liberal Oregon would turn around it's abortion laws. Best news I've heard all week.

    By Blogger Kathleen F., at 5:08 PM  

  • Thats awsome. And the second best part is that it started at the state level, not the feds!

    By Blogger Palm boy, at 5:17 PM  

  • We need to pray that this law will become the norm in all the states soon.

    By Blogger Elizabeth Ellen Moore, at 8:01 PM  

  • Pirates of the Caribbean is one of my favorites. The new one is coming out this summer, and I am so excited!

    By Blogger Emily, at 8:52 PM  

  • Hooah! Leave it to the states to actually GET SOMETHING DONE. :D

    By Blogger Alexander Blair, at 10:46 PM  

  • That's brilliant to hear! Even though I'm from South Africa, it's always encouraging to hear that the moral decay of a society is getting slightly reversed.

    I've just been studying about the embryological development of foetuses - and at week 20 (the maximum legal age allowed to abort), the baby has a human form with limbs, heart, nervous system, brain forming, lungs, organs, spine - you name it. It's absolutely barbaric to kill something like that. Add to that an eternal soul, and you have a satanic act being committed.

    By Anonymous David Peyton, at 12:12 PM  

  • Exactly! The whole concept of abortion is disgusting and incredibly wicked!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    By Blogger MVB, at 3:35 PM  

  • YES!!

    By Blogger Hannah-Liz, at 5:52 AM  

  • MVB: It's a pleasure reading the solid material that some of the American youth are writing - you included (thank YOU!). So you can expect to see a lot more of me :-)

    As a 20 year-old Reformed Baptist in South Africa, I'm pretty isolated as one can imagine :P - so blogs are a nice means of fellowship for me!

    By Anonymous David Peyton, at 6:44 AM  

  • Well, thankyou very much, David!

    By Blogger MVB, at 9:35 AM  

  • I saw this bumper sticker one time that said, "Choose Life, Your Mom Did". :D

    By Anonymous Vevy, at 8:05 PM  

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