Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Aborting Planned Parenthood in South Dakota

Maybe there were 'technical problems.' But the abortuary was closed.

A state law that requires abortionists to inform women – before an abortion – that the procedure "will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being" apparently has done what no other pro-life protest has been able to accomplish – the closure of Planned Parenthood's abortion facility.

...pro-life protesters gathered from several different organizations at the Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood business, as did several women who apparently had appointments.

However, a spokesman for the protest groups said no abortionists arrived and the women left after being counseled by the pro-lifer sidewalk counselors.

"I think Planned Parenthood cannot figure out a way not to comply with the law,"

South Dakota's legislation is specific.

The new law requires abortionists to explain to women that:

The abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being;

The pregnant woman has an existing relationship with that unborn human being and that the relationship enjoys protection under the United States Constitution and under the laws of South Dakota;

That by having an abortion, her existing relationship and her existing constitutional rights with regards to that relationship will be terminated;

A description of all known medical risks of the procedure including depression and related psychological stress and increased risk of suicide

Previously, pro-lifers lost a battle over a state law which would have banned abortions outright. This legislation, upheld by the 8th Circuit, is the pro-life response to that defeat.

Some Leggie ought to start the ball rolling in Wisconsin.


Amy said...

This is good news. Let's keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Oh, the humanity. Now what will the women of South dakota do? Have they all moved out of the state? Is South Dakota still in existance?
Kudo's for South Dakota for doing this.
The best thing is that is the state's decision. If another state wants to do this great and if another state doesn't, I don't like it, but will accept their decision. Just like gay marriage.