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Thursday, June 1, 2006
Updates on South Dakota Abortion Ban

November 7, 2006: South Dakota Residents did not approve the law by a roughly 45-55%. It is a sad day. But the pro-life movement will move on!!

There have been some updates in recent days concerning the ban on virtually all abortions in South Dakota.

  1. Sioux Tribe President Cecilia Fire Thunder previouly said that she would allow an abortion clinic on her Indian nation because it would be outside of the law. Well, it's not going to happen. The Oglala Sioux tribal council has voted, in an unanimous vote, to ban all abortion businesses on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The council has also suspended its president, Cecilia Fire Thunder, for accepting donations for the proposed abortion business without council approval. This is good news for the fight to end the murder of the unborn.
  2. Now the bad news...South Dakota pro-abortion groups have submitted enough signatures to put a motion on the ballot to allow abortions and thereby reverse the ban signed into law by Governor Rounds on March 6, 2006. They supposedly have 30,000 signatures but it will take weeks to verify them all. They need 16,728 signatures to put the motion on the ballot.

Please pray that the ban will be upheld by the voters in Novemeber. We desperately need your prayers.


del_button June 1, 2006 at 7:02 PM
Thane said...

PTL that the ban went through. Yes, it will have a tough fight to stay on the books, but for now, there is a halt in abortions that is official.

del_button June 1, 2006 at 8:31 PM
Chelsea said...

Please join me in storming heaven with prayers!!! :-)

del_button June 1, 2006 at 8:39 PM
ELY said...

I will pray too--I will join your prayer vigil...I will say the Rosaries this week in petition for this.

del_button June 2, 2006 at 4:59 AM
Scott W Fischer said...

I'm not convinced the move to put the abortion ban to a public referredum is a bad thing. You're prayers ARE what is needed. This is an opportunity for God to work. Sure, most of the public doesn't understand (truly) the evils of abortion (and contraception) and are too easily swayed by concern for the mothers-to-be who through "no fault of their own" (though sometimes stupid and irresponsible doesn't seem to qualify) don't WANT to be mothers. Ugh, I'm sure that didn't come out quite right, but I'm leaving it in there anyway. I have hope that an objective good will be made apparent to the people of South Dakota and that the abortion ban will be definitively upheld!! Call me naive if you will, but I believe in God's miracles.

del_button June 2, 2006 at 9:26 PM
Anonymous said...

God Bless the Sioux!
I will of course pray.

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