This is what happens when fanatics seize the state.

South Dakota House passes ban on abortion, challenging court’s Roe v. Wade decision
Feb 10, 2006
By Michael Foust
Baptist Press

PIERRE, S.D. (BP)–In a direct challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the South Dakota House of Representatives easily passed a bill Feb. 9 that would ban nearly all abortions in the state.

The bill passed by a vote of 47-22 and now goes to the state Senate, where a vote is expected to be tight. Ten of the Senate’s 35 members are sponsors. It is not known whether Gov. Mike Rounds, a pro-life Republican, would sign it.

Supporters of the bill — which has an exception for the mother’s life — hope it leads to the overturning of Roe, the infamous decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Opponents of the bill tried unsuccessfully Feb. 9 to add an amendment making an exception for rape and incest.

If it passes the Senate and is signed into law, a legal challenge almost certainly will follow.

“I honestly believe that this is the time to address this issue,” state Rep. Roger W. Hunt, a Republican and the bill’s chief House sponsor, said during floor debate.

The Senate sponsor is Democratic state Sen. Julie Bartling.

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