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South Dakota Abortion Bill

Laura Bassett

New Bill Threatens Abortion Providers With Life In Prison | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

Doctors in South Dakota could face life in prison for performing virtually any abortion procedure under a new bill proposed by a Republican state lawm...

Laura Bassett

Michigan Abortion 'Super-Bill' Passes State Senate | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

The Michigan Senate passed its version of a controversial abortion bill on Wednesday that would regulate abortion clinics as surgical centers, require...

Laura Bassett

South Dakota Law Linking Abortions To Suicide Upheld In Court | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

A federal appeals court upheld a South Dakota law on Tuesday that requires doctors to tell women seeking abortions that the procedure causes an increa...

Laura Bassett

PHOTOS: State-Level Assaults On Abortion Rights | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans took charge of 25 state legislatures and 29 governors' offices in the 2010 elections, promising to focus on the sputtering e...

Group Behind Bills Seeking To Legalize Killing Abortion Providers Revealed

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann & Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

First, it was South Dakota. Then Nebraska and Iowa. The similarly worded bills, which have quietly cropped up recently in state legislatures, share a ...

Jason Linkins

Anti-Abortion Georgia Lawmakers Propose Laws That Would Criminalize Miscarriages | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Are lawmakers from the "women are chattel" set having some sort of nation-wide competition to see who can get the most sick-minded anti-abortion law e...

Jason Linkins

South Dakota Lawmakers Still Hard At Work Restricting Reproductive Rights | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that their controversial "First thing we'll do is kill all the abortion providers" bill has been shelved indefinitely, South Dakota lawmakers are back doing what they do best: making it just as hard as possible for women to exercise, or even have, reproductive rights, because, in the eyes of said lawmakers, women are chattel.

Jason Linkins

South Dakota Shelves Controversial 'Justifiable Homicide' Bill | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two days after Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones reported on a controversial measure being considered in South Dakota that "would expand the definition of...

Jason Linkins

Lawmaker Behind South Dakota's 'Justifiable Homicide' Bill Defends Measure [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The internet is straight blowing up at the news on Tuesday that lawmakers in South Dakota are mulling a piece of legislation that would seem to make it legally permissible to kill abortion providers. Says Vicki Saporta, the head of the National Abortion Federation, "The bill in South Dakota is an invitation to murder abortion providers." The bill's sponsor, state Rep. Phil Jensen, spoke to The Plum Line's Greg Sargent this morning, and guess what? He feels his law is being badly misinterpreted!

South Dakota Moves To Legalize Killing Abortion Providers

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A law under consideration in South Dakota would expand the definition of "justifiable homicide" to include killings that are intended to prevent harm ...