Breaking: South Dakota shelves bill that would have allowed murder of abortion providers

It seems that pesky ole South Dakota law that would have legalized the murder of abortion providers– and pregnant women- has been taken off the table.

From the NY Times:

The House speaker, Val Rausch, said that the legislation had been shelved, pending a decision on whether to allow a vote, amend the language or drop it entirely. A spokesman for Gov. Dennis Daugaard said, “Clearly the bill as it’s currently written is a very bad idea.”

Um, ya think?

I’m glad to see the world has not gone COMPLETELY CRAZY.

Not that our abortion providers are anything near safe. (When are anti-abortion terrorists going to get the memo that their shameful ploys don’t work?)

And unfortunately, there are still a host of legislative threats to reproductive health that I’m afraid won’t die quite so easily.

Brooklyn, NY

Lori Adelman is Executive Director of Partnerships at Feministing, where she enjoys creating and curating content on gender, race, class, technology, and the media. Lori is also an advocacy and communications professional specializing in sexual and reproductive rights and health, and currently works in the Global Division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. A graduate of Harvard University, she lives in Brooklyn.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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