User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


30° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

 Winter Storm for March 2-3, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar


Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to ushare@keloland.com

Storm Center Update

 

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Committee Votes 10-3 To Approve Abortion Ban

February 12, 2007, 7:47 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Committee Votes 10-3 To Approve Abortion Ban
A new abortion ban has cleared it's first hurdle in the South Dakota legislature. House Bill 1293 is different from the measure voters rejected in November because it contains exceptions for rape, incest, and the health of the mother.

The new bill had plenty of support today. It passed the House State Affairs committee by a vote of 10 to 3...after just over an hour of testimony from both sides of this controversial issue.

A ban on abortions is something the South Dakota legislature has debated every year for the past few sessions. Some say it's too soon to discuss another ban because voters rejected one just three months ago, but supporters disagree. 

HB 1293 supporter Rory King says, "Some say the time isn't right for this legislation. Some say we need a rest from the intensity of the debate and divisiveness we've seen over the last couple of years. It's my vies that it's always time to do what's right."

Opponents of the ban with exceptions say the public doesn't want this debate so soon after an election. They think lawmakers should focus on more important issues. 

HB 1293 opponent Suzan Nolan says, "I'm very aggieved that we're talking about abortion again, and again, and again when we could be spending this time talking about education and minimum wage."

Critics of the bill say it would hurt victims of rape and incest because it would force them to report and re-live the incident before having an abortion...and turn abortion clinics into crime scenes. 

HB 1293 opponent David Gerdes says, "In effect go beyond simple reporting by physicians and require them to become law enforcement agents."
 
But the bill's supporters say the legislature needs to continue to look at the issue and put a stop abortions in South Dakota. 

King says, "Don't stop now. Don't be defeated by what we saw in the last election."

There was an amendment added to the ban Monday saying that if the legislature passes it and the Governor signs it, it would automatically be put on the next general election ballot to be voted on before it would go into law. 

The bill will now make it's way to the full House for debate.

Previous Story

Next Story


RELATED STORIES
Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Minnesota Man Catches Walleye Whopper

2/27/2015 10:21 AM

Paul Ell of Big Lake, MN snagged a 11.6-pound, 29.5-inch walleye after 6 p.m. Thursday night.

Full Story
3 Teens In Custody After Driving Stolen Vehicle

2/24/2015 11:04 AM

Early Tuesday morning, a Sioux Falls woman reported her 2001 Land Rover Discovery was stolen. A set of keys were left in the vehicle's center cons...

Full Story
Woman Admits To Having Sexual Contact With A Teenager

2/27/2015 10:44 AM

A former Sioux Falls teacher pleads guilty to sexual contact charges for a relationship she had with a student. 

Full Story
Canadian Man Tunnels Through Snow To Reach Car

2/25/2015 7:50 AM

Prince Edward Island in Canada is one of many provinces and states along the East Coast dealing with record snowfall.

Full Story
Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

3/1/2015 5:47 AM

Temperatures this morning are mostly in the single digits and teens with clouds moving out of the area. Some areas of southern KELOLAND could see some...

Full Story


Events