(SIOUX FALLS)—Republican Legislators in South Dakota want to allow for the lawful killing of health care professionals who provide reproductive services to women.
South Dakota House Bill (HB) 1171, sponsored by State Representative Jensen (R-Rapid City), targets anyone who provides reproductive services of any kind, including among others, doctors, nurses, counselors, pharmacists, and volunteers.
“HB 1171 is a reprehensible piece of legislation, and its sponsors should be ashamed,” said Ben Nesselhuf, Chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party, “Twice the voters have spoken on reproductive rights, and twice they’ve voted in support of a woman’s right to choose. Good people can disagree on the issue of abortion; however we should all be able to agree that this bill goes too far. It’s time to focus on fixing the budget deficit. ”
The South Dakota Democratic Party is committed to making sure South Dakota works for all of South Dakota. That includes electing Democrats to all levels of public office.