Winning the Fight in South Dakota

posted by staff

As you may know, last March Conservative Governor Rounds of South Dakota signed HB 1215 into law.  HB 1215 is the most repressive abortion bill passed since Roe V Wade in 1973.  It outlaws abortion in ALL cases It does not even have exceptions for Rape, Incest or to protect the health of the Mother

However, the South Dakota constitution allows its citizens to gather petition signatures, 16,728 in this case, to block any law signed by the Governor and place it on the ballot in Novembor insted.

Focus South Dakota has taken on the fight to make sure that all extremists around the country know that their first attack on Roe will be there last.

According to over 10,000 signatures have been turned in so far as well as this nugget

Petition carriers were out in force over the weekend in Sioux Falls.

If the necessary signatures are obtained and verified, the proposed law will not go into effect as scheduled on July first, providing voters with the final say on the issue.

If this law goes into effect, it will give the new Supreme Court with Alito and Roberts the opportunity to "review" Roe, and possibly turn it over.

Furthermore, right now, Rapists in South Dakota have guaranteed visitation rights.  So if HB 1215 goes into effect and a women gets raped, she would be forced to have the baby, and face the rapist every month.  Disgusting.

I ask all Kossacks to go to Focus South Dakota and learn a little bit more about this fight.  And if you can, donate a little bit to save Choice in the United States.

Best of all, According to a recent poll if HB 1215 makes it on the ballot in November, it will most likely be overturned I refer to the following poll numbers, as reported by Stories in America

When asked how they would vote on it, 35% said they would keep the ban in place, while 57% would vote to overturn it because it does not include exceptions for rape and incest, while 9% were undecided.

The results are consistent when asked specifically about their position on abortion. 62% said the bill conflicts with what they believe, but 32.9% agree with it.

Tags: abortion, Focus South Dakota, HB 1215, South Dakota (all tags)



I support

Focus, because I quite frankly am scared shitless about what the new Supreme Court might do if they get a chance to review Roe and HB 1215.

Tell us why you do or don't support this fight.

by Pitin 2006-05-09 03:49PM | 0 recs
rapists have visitation rights?

Are you serious? All birth fathers, no matter what the circumstances, have monthly visitation rights in South Dakota? No exceptions to that law for violent, abusive fathers?

by desmoinesdem 2006-05-09 07:38PM | 0 recs
Not sure about "all" fathers

But I do know, that Rapists are initially guaranteed visitation rights, as any other father.

Perhaps a Judge could throw those rights out if there is abuse after the rape.  But the SD legislature has passed laws telling it's State Courts that rape, in and of itself, is not enough to take away visitation rights.

by Pitin 2006-05-09 10:32PM | 0 recs
Re: Not sure about "all" fathers

what a messed up state...

by Fran for Dean 2006-05-10 06:10AM | 0 recs


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