Let us watch now and see other Conservative state legislators move forward to mimic this one — Mississippi just passed their own last week, and a few other states are in the wings with bills. I hope Planned Parenthood fights good and hard on this one, and that the Supreme Court does uphold Roe vs. Wade in the near future and make these state statutes crumble. I wonder how one goes about successfully boycotting South Dakota, since one would probably never travel there as a tourist anyway?

from The New York Times
By MONICA DAVEY
Published: March 7, 2006

Gov. Michael Rounds of South Dakota signed into law the nation’s most sweeping state abortion ban on Monday, an intentional provocation meant to set up a direct legal challenge to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 United States Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal.

The law makes it a felony to perform any abortion except in a case of a pregnant woman’s life being in jeopardy. Though the law is not scheduled to go into effect until July, officials working at the state’s only abortion clinic, in Sioux Falls, where about 800 abortions take place each year, said they spent much of the day consoling women.
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