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Fighting Back: A Woman’s Right

Reproductive rights groups in South Dakota plan to file a petition today that would delay the state’s sweeping abortion ban, currently set to take effect July 1, pending a voter referendum next fall. The South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families says that it has collected 37,846 signatures, a good number of which came from people who are against abortion but think that the state ban—which bans abortions even in cases of incest and rape—simply goes too far. If at least 16,728 signatures are found to be valid, the ban will be put before voters next fall, quite possibly ruining anti-abortion forces’ hopes of setting up a high court challenge to Roe v. Wade.

Presently, women in S. Dakota do not have the right to choose, even to terminate pregnancy incurred during rape or insest

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May 30, 2006 - Posted by | Civil Liberties

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