Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Last Days of Roe?

On Thursday, the South Dakota Senate passed a bill banning nearly all types of abortion. Assuming that this bill is passed in the House where it was first introduced, which is expected, a direct challenge to Roe is looming. Can the now more conservative court do the unthinkable and overturn the 23 year abortion precedent. I do not see anything stopping them apart from ugly protests in the more liberal states. I would say get your abortions when you can because they dont appear to be around for much longer.


At 10:29 AM, Blogger Sharon GR said...

The whole point of this is to push the envelope to the Supreme Court. However, the law has the glaring problem of not allowing abortion in "cases involving rape, incest and a threat to a woman's health," only allowing in case of an immediate threat to a woman's life- it might get overturned right there. The SD House still has to pass it, and I wonder if they won't consider those additions simply to make a constitutional challenge more likely.

At 2:17 PM, Blogger nick said...

While I am not positive, I believe that the South Dakota Senate did allow for abortions to be held if the woman is the victim of a rape or if her life is threatened. I think that all voluntary abortions in which none of the above applies are the things that are being banned.


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