LETTER: Abortion ballot question too extreme for South Dakota
You may be approached to sign a petition to put an abortion amendment into our South Dakota Constitution. This extreme amendment legalizes painful, dangerous, late-term abortions, including abortions right up to the moment of birth.
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The amendment also cancels the need to notify a parent before their minor child undergoes an abortion. It eliminates basic medical and safety protections for women – it even cancels the requirement that the abortionist be a licensed doctor. Further, it overrides criminal laws that protect a mother from being forced to have an abortion against her will.
The bottom line: This amendment is too extreme and a grave threat to life in our state. Please, if you’re approached by a petition circulator, decline to sign the radical abortion petition. For more information, please visit LifeDefenseFund.com.
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Please get your facts straight. SIgning the petition does not put the amendment into our constitution. It puts the issue on the 2024 ballot and lets the voters of SD decide if they want government making choices for women and legislators micromanaging doctors or not.
All this petition does is bring the issue to the 2024 ballot and lets we, the people, decide what we want to do about the issue of abortion. After all, our state slogan is "Under God, the people rule", so signing this petition is allowing the people to make the decision about what to do.
Meanwhile, my question for Ms. Wipf and all who are screaming, "don't sign the petition" - why do you have to lie about (1) what the petition does and (2) what the eventual ballot proposal says? Tell the truth, and I might listen to you.