I’m not going to get into a big debate about abortion. They always end the same. I will say, personally, I don’t agree with abortion for birth control. People need to take some responsibility in their lives and take the proper steps to prevent pregnancy if possible. But not everyone fits in that category.
Listen to the testimony today on the resolution (that has no legal teeth) (it is the House State Affairs meeting at the top).
The thing that bothers me the most is the republics in the SD State Legislature continue to peddle this lie that if this constitutional amendment passes people will be able to have abortion up until viable delivery. FALSE! It is in the law to protect the health of the LIVING person, the MOTHER! And if the mother doesn’t survive, guess what, the baby will likely die to. The law values the life of the MOTHER, which is the most important factor in this equation. If having a baby is going to kill her, there needs to be laws to protect HER life.
These obvious misogynists have NO clue what is beneficial to the mother only that god has put them on some mission to make sure pregnant women are submissive.
So republics in the SD legislature think in order to stop the abortion of a baby that WILL die or is already dead in the womb is to kill the mother.
Rep Hansen, who is probably one of the most ignorant right wing rodeo clown’s in the legislature suggested that women should deliver dead babies so they can spend time with the corpse before burying it.
Is there a Hallmark card for that?!
These folks are sick. They want women to suffer so they can have dead babies or babies that will die shortly after birth to fulfill some weird fantasy they have about women, god and death. Women can make these decisions on their own. They don’t need Hansen’s bible shoved up their butts while they are trying to get a medically required abortion.
They need to be surrounded by family, competent medical staff and the clergy of their choosing to make this difficult decision, and they don’t need Hansen or the Alpha Center trying to suggest that having a dead baby fulfills god’s mission.
I think the next resolution Hansen will present is to change the name of the state to South Texas (though technically it is North Texas, where are governor is concerned about all the Nebraskans trying to cross our border.)
Pierre really is the vacuum of intelligence.
I ask any spouse, would you want your wife to die in order to save some child that you have never met and will likely die before birth anyway?
Probably not, and why most pro-choice abortion laws are passing in states across the country. This is a needed medical procedure in certain circumstances and is extremely safe (I think complication from abortions in the US are around 2%).
The republics in Pierre can pass all the ludicrous resolutions they want, but at the end of the day it will be the voters that make the decision, which will ultimately be challenged by the state in court, because these dumb M%643^&*$%6#s can’t help themselves.