South Dakota — Republican state legislators who voted against South Dakota’s historic abortion ban were ousted in Tuesday’s primary election. This shows that support for abortion is fast becoming political suicide. It is also an indicator of the strong support among South Dakotans for the ban on abortion. Read USA Today article

— After a long delay, Ohio’s abortion ban bill (HB228) is scheduled for a committee hearing on Tuesday, June 13, 2006. Testimony will be heard. Please pray for this measure to pass out of committee and continue to move rapidly through the Ohio Legislature.
Louisiana — Gov. Kathleen Blanco vows to sign Louisiana’s conditional abortion ban very soon. The law would only take place if the US Constitution is amended or the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Read New York Times story
Iowa — A candidate’s position on banning abortion has become a hot political issue in many states, including Iowa where gubernatorial candidate Mike Bloudin does not seem to understand that standing firmly in defense of the pre-born will also win elections. Read full story
“We are very encouraged by the efforts around the nation to stop the shedding of innocent blood through abortion,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Although we realize that not every piece of legislation will pass, we see this growing movement among the states as the beginning of the end of abortion on demand in America. We pray that day will come soon!”
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