Open today’s Argus Leader and you’ll see a couple editorials on the “public’s right to know” in the local section. Go to the next section, though, and something is missing — today’s scheduled Doonesbury comic strip. Instead, the Argus ran an old strip. Where I come from — which is the same place as much [...]
It took a while (and more work than I can probably imagine) but Unplanned Democracy, the documentary about South Dakota’s 2006 abortion ban vote written and directed by Denise Ross, has its world premiere Saturday at the South Dakota Film Festival. Given that South Dakotans face another abortion vote in November, the premiere is timely.
Upcoming from the Campaign for Healthy Families:
WHAT: Rally and Press ConferenceWHO: Jan Nicolay, Campaign for Healthy Families Co-Chair Kate Looby, state director for Planned Parenthood Rep. Casey Murschel South Dakotans who believe Referred Law 6 simply goes too far
WHEN: Wednesday November 1, 2006, Noon CST
WHERE: Old Federal Courthouse Square Phillips Avenue between [...]
While I tend to avoid these types of things, with the election just two weeks away I am going to break from tradition and post what the media would call a PSA.
The South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families, the group heading up the effort to overturn South Dakota’s abortion ban, is planning a “Stand [...]
With the election almost upon us and the dust up over campaign ads continuing, it’s time to stick my nose into yet another ballot issue.
Supporters of the abortion law referred for a public vote (Referred Law 6) are being called to task because recent television ads said the ban contains an exception for the [...]
Via Coat Hangers at Dawn, I see one of the “pro-life” members of South Dakota’s Abortion Task Force is speaking out about what happened in the preparation of the Task Force’s report. (PDF file). You may recall that “pro-choice” members were so offended by it they walked out of the final meeting and submitted a [...]
Plenty of state legislators have sought cover for the rejection of a rape and incest exception in the new abortion ban by pointing out the bill includes a provision allowing for use of so-called emergency contraceptives if administered prior to the time pregnancy could be determined. Yet their voting records indicate this is pretty weak [...]
Somebody mentioned that there seems to be a number of political oriented posts appearing here lately despite my earlier vow to move this blog away from politics and toward things that actually add meaning to life. Perhaps it is rationalization but I don’t necessarily view the recent increase as inconsistent.
Why? Because as the father [...]
Something that always bothers me about the abortion debate is the tendency to cast it in black and white terms. Proponents of South Dakota’s new abortion law seem to think abortion is used only for birth control. Opponents tend to focus on rape and incest and the desirability of letting the woman choose whether to [...]
Within the last hour or so, Gov. Mike Rounds signed the restrictive abortion bill into law. Rounds issued a statementt on signing the bill.
Let the litigation and petition circulating begin.
Our task, of course, is to resolve the issue by constitutional measurement, free of emotion and of predilection.
Majority opinion, Roe v. Wade, [...]