South Dakota, Utah legislators consider bills banning abortion, challenging Roe v. Wade
Feb 7, 2007
PIERRE, S.D. (BP)--Less than a year after South Dakota pro-lifers failed in their effort to place an abortion ban on the books, legislators there are trying again -- and they're not alone.
Pro-life legislators in both South Dakota and Utah are promoting bills that would ban abortion except in cases of rape, incest, the mother's life or medical necessity. In both states, the goal is to pass a bill that will lead to a lawsuit and the eventual overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
South Dakota's governor signed a bill into law last year banning abortion except to save the mother's life, but a petition campaign placed the law on the ballot, where it was overturned. the rest