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 a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to her work at Feministing, Lori is an Associate Director at Planned Parenthood Global. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

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

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