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October 15, 2016
LETTER: Devout Christians cannot vote for Clinton
To the Editor: A devout and faithful Christian cannot vote for a candidate who embraces the 2016 Democratic Party platform. This platform endorses...
October 15, 2016 - 10:30am
LETTER: Sign me up as one of the 'deplorables'
To the Editor: The duplicity of the left is something to behold. While the words of Donald Trump are troubling, the actions of Bill Clinton in...
October 15, 2016 - 10:00am
LETTER: Saddest Birthday Ever
To the Editor: October 16, 2016 marks the saddest birthday ever — the 100th birthday of Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider...
October 15, 2016 - 10:00am
July 30, 2016
LETTER: Abortion is the problem
To the Editor: A recent letter (July 9) asserts that abortion "was not considered to be particularly troublesome until Catholic Pope Pius IX...
July 30, 2016 - 10:00am
June 27, 2016
Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic restrictions
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday struck down Texas abortion restrictions that have been widely duplicated in other states, a resounding...
June 27, 2016 - 3:19pm
June 6, 2016
Republican candidates face clear litmus test on abortion
PIERRE — A candidate seeking a Republican nomination to a legislative seat in the June 7 primary elections wrote a complaint to me a few days ago. He didn't like his treatment by South Dakota Right to Life. There was obvious reason for the treatment. He didn't answer the organization's...
June 6, 2016 - 1:41pm
March 30, 2016
FDA: Women can take abortion pill later; have fewer clinic visits
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Women will be able to take the so-called abortion pill later in a pregnancy and with fewer doctor visits under a new federal label for the drug that undermines several state laws aimed at restricting medical abortions. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
March 30, 2016 - 6:41pm
March 22, 2016
Legislature readily approves broader abortion restrictions
PIERRE — The Legislature increased restrictions against abortions in South Dakota in the 2016 session. But the six measures that passed didn't receive public attention to the degree some other topics did, such as education funding and transgender bathroom restrictions. That...
March 22, 2016 - 4:57pm
March 9, 2016
Fetal-pain ban approved for abortions in week 20
PIERRE — Most abortions performed in week 20 or later after fertilization would become a crime in South Dakota under a major change by the Legislature. State senators gave final approval Wednesday 26-7 to the legislation. SB 72 now goes to the governor for his review. Sen. Jeff...
March 9, 2016 - 6:22pm
March 8, 2016
South Dakota House votes to approve 20-week abortion ban
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House on Monday voted to outlaw non-emergency abortions in South Dakota at or beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy. The House voted 59-7 for the bill, which offers some exemptions for women in medical emergencies, but not in cases of rape or incest. Changes...
March 8, 2016 - 3:35pm
February 19, 2016
State Senate committee approves 20-week abortion ban measure
PIERRE (AP) — A state Senate committee has approved a bill that would implement a 20-week abortion ban in South Dakota. The Senate Health and Human Services committee voted 4-3 on the bill Friday. Republican Rep. Isaac Latterell is the bill's main House sponsor. Latterell says he...
February 19, 2016 - 3:44pm
February 8, 2016
State House committee approves abortion information measure
PIERRE (AP) — A measure that would require abortion providers to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions that they may be able to have a live birth if they change their mind has passed through a legislative committee. The House State Affairs committee voted unanimously to approve...
February 8, 2016 - 4:07pm
December 12, 2015
South Dakota abortion numbers drop in 2014
PIERRE—The number of abortions in South Dakota was cut by 50 in 2014 compared to the year prior, according to statistics released by the South Dakota Department of Health. There were 551 total abortions reported in 2014, compared to 601 in 2013. Valerie Johnson, South Dakota...
December 12, 2015 - 4:00pm
October 26, 2015
LETTER: Roe v. Wade set bad example for world
To the Editor: Our country, a God-fearing nation, has set an example for the rest of the world. We, since Roe v. Wade in 1973, say it's OK to kill babies in the womb. Since 1973, our God-fearing nation has killed 57,496,000 babies. Now, we thought the Holocaust was terrible and...
October 26, 2015 - 12:05pm
September 30, 2015
OPINION: Protecting the most vulnerable among us
Recently, the Senate took up a common-sense bill to protect human life, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This bill would protect unborn children who have reached the age of 20 weeks — the age at which unborn children can feel pain — from being killed by abortion....
September 30, 2015 - 11:01pm