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South Dakota House passes bill banning almost ALL abortions: 1 exception
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Edited on Fri Feb-10-06 02:42 PM by LiberalPartisan
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota House overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that would ban nearly all abortions in the state, ushering the issue to the Senate.

Supporters are pushing the measure as a means of drawing the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court, hoping to set up a legal challenge that ultimately will result in reversal of the high court's 1973 decision legalizing abortion.
The bill banning abortion, HB1215, was passed 47-22 in the House after more than an hour of debate.

Rep. Roger Hunt, R-Brandon, said the recent appointment of two new members on the Supreme Court and the prospect of one or two more replacements within a few years as older members retire makes it a good time to mount a challenge to the earlier Roe v. Wade decision.

"It is important, I believe, at this time in our history to protect the life of the unborn," he said.

Hunt is the prime sponsor of the legislation.

Although saying they personally abhor abortion, opponents made several unsuccessful attempts to make exceptions in cases of rape and incest, and to protect pregnant women whose health may be endangered.

The Supreme Court has ruled that abortion restrictions must contain exceptions to protect a woman's health, Jennifer Ring of the American Civil Liberties Union told legislators earlier.
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  -South Dakota House passes bill banning almost ALL abortions: 1 exception LiberalPartisan  Feb-10-06 02:32 PM   #0 
  - Here we go!  gizmo1979   Feb-10-06 02:35 PM   #1 
  - A new underground railroad is needed  LiberalPartisan   Feb-10-06 02:37 PM   #5 
     - We had an underground railroad before, and we will have  murielm99   Feb-10-06 03:21 PM   #17 
  - There was this one exception:  The Straight Story   Feb-10-06 02:35 PM   #2 
  - Republicans would never overturn Roe v Wade  Der Blaue Engel   Feb-10-06 02:36 PM   #3 
  - I've always thought this too?  gizmo1979   Feb-10-06 02:40 PM   #7 
     - You've always thought which?  Der Blaue Engel   Feb-10-06 02:46 PM   #10 
        - Sorry I misread your  gizmo1979   Feb-10-06 03:20 PM   #16 
           - Then why are they starting with this immediate bid to overturn?  Der Blaue Engel   Feb-10-06 06:08 PM   #20 
  - Well, that was fast.  brainshrub   Feb-10-06 02:36 PM   #4 
  - sure was.  bowens43   Feb-10-06 02:42 PM   #9 
     - People who would have been upset at an Alito filibuster don't vote Dem.  brainshrub   Feb-10-06 02:50 PM   #13 
  - Your headline says "passes bill banning ALL abortions- no exceptions"  meegbear   Feb-10-06 02:38 PM   #6 
  - I corrected the thread title....thx.  LiberalPartisan   Feb-10-06 02:41 PM   #8 
  - I am sure the but in this means none.  izzie   Feb-10-06 03:06 PM   #15 
  - On books or off women have been doing this for ever, so------  izzie   Feb-10-06 02:47 PM   #11 
  - Rat Bastards....  catnhatnh   Feb-10-06 02:49 PM   #12 
  - This law is good news.  cali   Feb-10-06 03:00 PM   #14 
     - Yes it will  pstokely   Feb-25-06 06:20 PM   #24 
  - I'm so sick of 'he said' this and 'he said' that about abortion. Women  sinkingfeeling   Feb-10-06 04:08 PM   #18 
  - You know their response don't you?  LiberalPartisan   Feb-10-06 06:01 PM   #19 
  - There are some of us...  57_TomCat   Feb-24-06 11:22 PM   #22 
     - The process of being born is called labor  Nobody   Feb-25-06 08:11 AM   #23 
  - Please, please don't cut me off!  java-fiend   Feb-24-06 07:30 PM   #21 
  - Original Wording of this Bill from 2004  HockeyMom   Feb-26-06 12:39 PM   #25 

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