South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds says he's inclined to sign an abortion ban into law if it looks like it can save lives.
“I’ve indicated I’m pro-life and I do believe abortion is wrong, and that we should do everything we can to save lives,” Rounds said. “If this bill accomplishes that, then I am inclined to sign the bill into law.”
But Rounds said he didn’t necessarily agree with the “frontal assault” tactic the bill takes to overturning the decision that legalized abortion.
“Personally, I think we will save more lives by continuing to chip away at Roe v. Wade,” he said.
The bill would ban nearly all abortions in South Dakota. That’s unconstitutional under current U.S. Supreme Court rulings, and the goal of the legislation is to force the high court to take a fresh look at its 1973 ruling that legalized abortion.
But the state director of Planned Parenthood is concerned that some voices aren't being heard.
“I have to say I’m disappointed in the news that the governor has indicated he would sign the bill,” Kate Looby, state director of Planned Parenthood, said Thursday.
“We’re still hopeful he’ll hear the voices of women and families in South Dakota that say, ‘Please don’t sign this bill; please protect the health and safety of the women in this state.’ ”
Maybe Miss Looby should listen to the voices of unborn children saying, "Please don't murder me."