In what can be seen as furthering the mandate of last November’s elections, members of Concerned Women for America (CWA) in Georgia and South Dakota helped their states move closer toward implementing laws that will protect teens and women who are considering abortion. One bill might ban abortion altogether if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
“Our goal is to cut down on the abortion rate,” said Tanya Ditty, state director for CWA of Georgia. “We pray these bills will serve that purpose.”
South Dakota’s Senate State Affairs Committee last week approved S.B. 193, which strengthens parents’ rights by requiring that they be notified within 24 hours after their child has received an “emergency abortion.” It also restricts a nonparent’s ability to take a minor across state boundaries for an abortion.
South Dakota’s House State Affairs Committee approved three pro-life bills. H.B. 166 will require doctors to give women increased information about abortion’s potential health risks and alternatives such as adoption. H.B. 1233 establishes a task force to study abortion and its effects. The task force will report its findings to the governor. H.B. 1249 bans abortion altogether except when it is necessary to save a woman’s life. The bill will go into effect only if the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade is struck down.
Monday, March 07, 2005
And What's the Matter With South Dakota?
From a CWFA Press Release: