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.