[Deathpenalty]death penalty news --- SOUTH DAKOTA
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death penalty news
February 14, 2005
S.D. Dilemma: Abortion Vs. The Death Penalty
Watertown Public Opinion: Abortion No; Death Penalty Yes
As expected, a slurry of abortion-related bills were introduced to the
-- SB198 would ban most abortions in South Dakota -- the exception being if
a woman's life was in danger.
-- HB1233 would set up a task force to study abortion and report findings
to the Legislature.
-- HB1166 would require doctors to fully inform women about the
consequences of abortion.
-- SB193 requires notification of parents prior to a minor's procedure.
-- SB203 launches a statewide ban on abortions should the U.S. Supreme
Court rule abortions are illegal.
Apparently, however, the concern over the sanctity of life ends there. A
move to put an end to the death penalty in South Dakota didn't make it out
of committee on Monday.
Legislators themselves see the contradiction in that action. The bill's
sponsor said it doesn't make sense to oppose abortion and support the death
Well, that's a discussion legislators can hold until they're blue in the
face and they won't come to a conclusion supported by all. But the fact
that it will take place at all highlights an unsolvable dilemma many in
South Dakota face.
(source: Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan)
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