Pro-lifers celebrate 23% drop in abortions in South Dakota

By Dave Andrusko The South Dakota Department of Health has reported the sharpest one-year drop in the number of abortion in a decade. The number of abortions in 2018 was down an incredible 23% from the year before “continuing an overall downward trend in abortions performed in the state since 2008,” according to Sarah Mearhoff, …

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Pro-life S.D. Gov. Noem signs far-ranging package of pro-life bills

By Dave Andrusko It was a red letter day in South Dakota Wednesday when pro-life governor Kristi Noem approved a package of bills to strengthen the rights of unborn children in the Mount Rushmore State. The panoply of laws ranges from “cracking down” on abortion providers” to offering women a chance to see a sonogram …

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South Dakota bans abortions of pain-capable unborn children

13th state to enact the bill By Dave Andrusko And now it is official. Yesterday afternoon South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed SB72, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, into law. On Monday the House overwhelmingly voted in favor of SB72, 59-7. On Wednesday the measure returned to the Senate, which had previously passed a …

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South Dakota on brink of passing ban on abortions of pain-capable unborn children

By Dave Andrusko Two days ago, the South Dakota House overwhelming passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, 59-7. The measure was returned to the Senate which had passed a slightly different version. This morning, without further ado, the Senate concurred in the House bill. The measure is now on its way to the desk …

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South Dakota House approves ban on abortions of pain-capable unborn children

By Dave Andrusko South Dakota is on the brink of becoming the thirteenth state to ban abortions of unborn babies capable of feeling pain. On Monday the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection ACT, 59-7. The full House vote followed approval last Wednesday by House State Affairs Committee, 12-1. The Senate …

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Pro-life measures introduced and acted on in South Dakota and Florida

By Dave Andrusko South Dakota has introduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which bans abortions on babies capable of experiencing pain. As reported here, the Kansas state Court of Appeals tied 7-7 in its review of a lower court decision, meaning a temporary injunction issued by Shawnee District Court Judge Larry Hendricks will remain …

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South Dakota abortion numbers drop to all-time low in 2014

Over a two-thirds decline since 1982 By Dave Andrusko As far as I can tell, only two television stations reported on the very encouraging news that in 2014, South Dakota recorded its fewest abortions since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. If you go the website of the South Dakota Department of Health, you learn …

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National Right to Life Endorses Mike Rounds in South Dakota U.S. Senate Race

  WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee, the oldest and largest pro-life group in the nation, today endorsed Governor Mike Rounds in his campaign for United States Senate. The strong pro-life position held by Gov. Rounds stands in sharp contrast with his opponent, Rick Weiland, who supports a policy of abortion on demand, …

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South Dakota Governor signs ban on sex-selection abortions

  By Dave Andrusko My apologies. We’ve written three separate stories about how South Dakota’s proposed ban on sex selection abortion had wended its way through the legislative process (see, most recently, nrlc.cc/1hwyinX) and then I managed to miss that after HB 1162 passed the state House (60-10) and Senate (30-5), Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed …

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Ban on Sex-Selection abortion passes key South Dakota Senate Committee

  By Dave Andrusko After a false start earlier this week, the South Dakota Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 5-2 today to pass out to the floor a bill to ban sex-selection abortions. This version of HB 1162 was slightly amended from the language over which the committee deadlocked 3-3. The South Dakota …

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South Dakota House votes overwhelmingly to ban sex-selection abortions

  By Dave Andrusko By an overwhelming 60-10 margin, the South Dakota House of Representatives yesterday approved a bill to prohibit abortions sought because of a baby’s gender. HB 1162 now moves to the state Senate for further action. The action comes less than a week after the House Judiciary Committee voted 9-3 in favor …

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South Dakota House Judiciary Committee votes to ban sex-selection abortions

  By Dave Andrusko In a prelude to what is expected to be approval by the full House, South Dakota’s House Judiciary Committee today voted 9-3 to approve HB 1162 which would ban sex-selection abortions. As South Dakota Right to Life explained on its Facebook account, the bill “will provide protections to the unborn and …

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