Washington D.C., Mar 5, 2006 / 22:00 pm
The State of South Dakota made history this morning as Gov. Mike Rounds signed a ban on virtually all abortions in his state. This is the first abortion ban passed by a state legislature since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion in all 50 states. The new law is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2006.
Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, President of Human Life International (HLI), responds to the Signing of legislation banning most abortions in South Dakota.
“The people of South Dakota have spoken, and they have demanded an end to the killing of preborn babies by groups like Planned Parenthood in their backyard.
“Planned Parenthood along with other abortion profiteers will work to subvert the will of the people of South Dakota through legal challenges, but the inevitable march toward complete legal protection for persons from conception to natural death has been advanced one more step.