Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

South Dakotans reject tough abortion ban

Expand Messages
  • Greg Cannon
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061108/ap_on_el_st_lo/eln_ballot_measures South Dakotans reject tough abortion ban By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer 10 minutes
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 7, 2006
    • 0 Attachment
      http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061108/ap_on_el_st_lo/eln_ballot_measures

      South Dakotans reject tough abortion ban

      By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer 10 minutes ago

      South Dakotans rejected Tuesday a
      toughest-in-the-nation law that would have banned
      virtually all abortions, even in cases of rape and
      incest. The outcome was a blow to conservatives,
      although they prevailed in four other states where
      voters approved constitutional amendments to ban gay
      marriage. Among them was Wisconsin, where gay-rights
      activists had nursed hopes of engineering the first
      defeat of such a ban.

      Five states passed increases in their minimum wage,
      while Arizona passed four measures targeting illegal
      immigrants, including one making English the state's
      official language.

      Nationwide, a total of 205 measures were on the
      ballots in 37 states, but none had riveted political
      activists across the country like the South Dakota
      abortion measure. Passed overwhelmingly by the
      legislature earlier this year, it would have allowed
      abortions only to save a pregnant woman's life.

      Had the ban been upheld, abortion-rights supporters
      would likely have launched a legal challenge that
      could have led all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.