If you’ve been following the news carefully you have already heard that the South Dakota senate has passed a bill to ban abortion except in cases where the life of the mother is in danger. The bill is now currently awaiting the signature of Governor Mike Rounds, who in a recent press conference indicated that he would sign the bill provided that after review he feels that it would succeed in its intent. The intent in question being a successful and effective “assault on Roe vs. Wade”. My friend Dan of The Creepy Sleepy Show attended the press conference via cell phone and you can read some of his impressions here and you can listen to the audio of the conference here courtesy of SDPB.
Obviously, this concerns a lot of people, including myself, that Roe vs. Wade is being challenged so directly during the current administration. Pete Williams, a justice correspondent for MSNBC, however seems to believe that this bill will not succeed in its eventual goal of overturning Roe vs. Wade and he illustrates his reasoning in this recent column.
Personally, I am not so sure and I worry what will come in the following months if the governor determines that the bill will be the effective weapon against Roe vs. Wade that the Republicans of South Dakota intend it to be.
Those of us outside of South Dakota offer our support for the people of that state in the quest to defend women’s reproductive rights.
Keep watch for other opportunities for you to help fight this outrageous attack on women’s rights.