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South Dakota Abortion Legislation

Laura Bassett

States Seeking to Limit Abortion Rights To Unprecedented Degree In 2011: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

In the wake of the election of a new wave of conservative state legislators, lawmakers across the country have advanced abortion-limiting legislation ...

Jason Linkins

The Nationwide Effort To Restrict Reproductive Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As has been noted here and elsewhere, 2011 has seen a nationwide resurgence in the effort to curtail women's reproductive rights. I know! It's almost...

Jason Linkins

Anti-Abortion Georgia Lawmakers Propose Laws That Would Criminalize Miscarriages

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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]

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...