South Dakota Outlaws Abortion


South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds signed the bill that outlaws all abortions in that state except to save the life of a mother. A Chicago Tribune editorial suggests that anti-abortion campaigners may not get the result they expect:

"What South Dakota lawmakers have approved may shake some people out of ambivalence, but not in the direction the lawmakers favor. The ban allows no exceptions for rape, incest or serious dangers to the mother's health. Only when the mother's life is at risk would it be allowed. Faced with this ban, voters on the fence are more likely to be pushed toward the abortion-rights camp than pulled away from it."