Tuesday, February 22, 2011

SD Law Mandates Pro-life Counseling Pre-Abortion

The South Dakota House has passed a bill requiring consultation with a crisis pregnancy center, plus a three-day waiting period prior to an abortion.

UPDATE 5/27/11: Planned Parenthood sues to halt July 1 implementation of new law

UPDATE 3/22/11: Governor signs bill into law

-- From "SD House passes abortion counseling measure" by The Associated Press 2/22/11

The bill's main sponsor, Rep. Roger Hunt of Brandon, says the bill would make sure women get help so they can resist efforts to force them into getting abortions.

But Rep. Peggy Gibson of Huron says the bill is an unconstitutional interference in a woman's right to get an abortion.

The House voted 49-19 to send the bill to the Senate.

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From "South Dakota Cmte OKs Bill for CPC Consult Before Abortions" by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com 2/15/11

The idea behind the bill — which goes further than legislation in other states — is to get women tangible pregnancy help and support that they won’t normally find at an abortion center.

A September 2010 report the Planned Parenthood abortion business issued of its own abortion numbers found, while abortions are on the rise at Planned Parenthood, adoption referrals declined to just 2,405 — a 51 percent drop since 2007. Planned Parenthood now does 134 abortions for every adoption referral it makes.

The abortion business also helped only 9,433 prenatal clients, down substantially from the 11,000 women it provided prenatal care to in 2007. Combined with the number of abortion referrals, 96.5 percent of pregnant women going to Planned Parenthood had abortions while just 3.5 percent of pregnant women received non-abortion services including adoption and prenatal care.

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