Seeking to populate a barren state, South Dakota enlists to become the first state in the Republic of Gilead:
Setting up South Dakota to become the first state in 14 years to start a direct legal attack on Roe v. Wade, lawmakers voted on Wednesday to outlaw nearly all abortions.
Across the country, abortion rights advocates reacted with outrage and dismay. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which runs the sole abortion clinic in South Dakota, said it was bracing to fight the move in court immediately, if the governor signs it.
“This represents a monumental step backward for personal privacy for women,” Nancy Keenan, president of Naral Pro-Choice America, said.
Some opponents of abortion rights celebrated what they called a bold and brave move and lauded South Dakota for taking the lead in what they said they hoped would become a series of states to challenge Roe, the 1973 decision that made abortion legal.
The shifting makeup of the United States Supreme Court, the opponents said, offered a crucial opportunity, the first since at least 1992.
“It is a calculated risk, to be sure, but I believe it is a fight worth fighting,” State Senator Brock L. Greenfield, a Clark Republican who is also director of the South Dakota Right to Life, told his colleagues in a hushed, packed chamber here.
After more than an hour of fierce and emotional debate, the senators rejected pleas to add exceptions for incest or rape or for the health of the pregnant woman and instead voted, 23 to 12, to outlaw all abortions, except those to save the woman’s life.
I see a future with a new underground railroad escorting women out of the TheoStates away to freedom.
As for Mr. Greenfield:
Birth date: 10/05/1975
Birthplace: Watertown, SD
Home City: Clark, SD
BS, Northern State University, 1999.
Baseball Coach, City of Clark & Clark American Legion, 2002-present
Substitute Teacher, Clark School & Doland School, 2002-present
Attendant, Greenfield’s Short Stop, 1992-present.
It would appear that Greenfield’s Short Stop, is a convenience store.
431 1st Ave E
I want to be blunt about how I feel about abortion:
I don’t care about your discomfort or moral objection with regard to abortion.
Unless you are the one who is pregnant,