Monday, March 06, 2006

Gov. Rounds Signs Bill Banning Most S.D. Abortions

"SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Gov. Mike Rounds signed legislation Monday banning nearly all abortions in South Dakota, setting up a court fight aimed at challenging the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

The bill would make it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion unless the procedure was necessary to save the woman's life.

The Legislature passed the bill last month after supporters argued that the recent appointment of conservative justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito have made the U.S. Supreme Court more likely to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Under the new law, doctors could get up to five years in prison for performing an illegal abortion."
Read the bill here.

Yes! This could be very good if Roberts and Alito turn out to be solid Conservatives. What do you guys think of the bill and what it could lead to? I think that probably the farthest it could go is outlawing abortions in some states, but that's certainly better than abortion on demand everywhere.

Planned Parenthood is already planning a lawsuit, showing their true anti-life feelings. Are they really concerned about the health of women? The law gives exception if the mother's life is in danger. Why are they so eager to get babies killed?