LETTER: HB 1162 attacks women's right to choose
To the Editor:
House Bill 1162 is one of the worst bills to come up this legislative session.
The bill would make it a felony to terminate a pregnancy solely because of the sex of the fetus, but supporters can't even identify an instance where that has ever occurred in South Dakota. Even Republican Sen. Bruce Rampelberg, Rapid City, called it "a solution in search of a problem."
It's a thinly veiled attempt to attack a woman's right to choose. This is an issue South Dakota voters have already settled at the polls, but some legislators continue to try to chip away at our rights.
Further, it is overtly discriminatory, vindictive and legitimizes fear and hate for our fellow South Dakotans.