Foundations of Roe v. Wade are Crumbling

Pierre, South Dakota — The South Dakota Senate State Affairs Committee passed legislation this morning that will ban abortion in that state. HB 1215 moved out of committee with a vote 5 to 2 and will now face a final vote in full Senate sometime next week, likely by Thursday.
The South Dakota House already has overwhelmingly approved the measure that will make South Dakota the first state to ban abortion since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion on demand in America. It is hoped that Governor Mike Rounds will sign the legislation, which will likely face a challenge in the Federal Courts.
“We are proud of the state of South Dakota for taking a leadership roll in what is becoming a movement to challenge head-on the facts of Roe that we believe were wrongly decided in 1973,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who was present a today’s historic vote.
Five other states, Indiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky, have introduced similar abortion bans, which are currently working their ways through the state legislatures.
“What we are seeing is the beginning of a revolt in the states that no longer wish to tolerate the shedding of innocent blood on their soil,” said Newman. “We are encouraged that we are seeing the beginnings of a movement that will soon put an end to abortion in America once and for all.”
“We will do everything in our power to network with the pro-life, pro-family organizations across the nation to make available to the state of South Dakota every resource to fight this expected litigation,” said Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, who was also present at today’s vote. “We are literally seeing the foundations of Roe v. Wade crumble.”
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