Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Legislative Development: South Dakota Challenges Roe v. Wade

With the passage Friday of an abortion bill in the South Dakota State Senate 23-12, the stage is set for a direct attack on Roe v. Wade. The bill outlaws abortion and makes no exceptions for a pregnancy caused by incest or rape.  The only exception is if the abortion was necessary to save a pregnant woman's life.  Doctors performing abortions could receive up to five years in prison.  The bill is expected to pass the House again and then go to Governor Mike Rounds' desk.  Source: AP, A video interview conducted by MSNBC with South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds following passage of this bill may be found here (last visited February 25, 2006, reo). A copy of the Enrolled Bill may be found here.

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