South Dakota’s historic Resolution
South Dakota’s historic Resolution – Paperback
This historic resolution of the South Dakota legislature has been called eloquent and inspiring by numerous commentators. Over the past ten years, South Dakota passed new laws designed to protect the fundamental intrinsic rights of pregnant mothers and their children. While South Dakota has prevailed in successfully defending its laws in the Federal Courts, all of its laws were attacked by abortion clinics and abortion doctors based upon the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade and its progeny.
The Concurrent Resolution sets forth the findings of the legislature, expressly lists the rights of the mothers violated as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade and it’s progeny and sets forth all of the state’s grievances with those decisions. The legislature declared that its central mission to preserve and protect the intrinsic rights of its citizens had been diminished and even destroyed by those tragic, flawed and destructive decisions and exercises of power by the United States Supreme Court so that the legislature found in their solemn obligation to point to the errors of that court as part of their duties to protect the rights of its people.
In Thursday, January 29, 2015 this Concurrent Resolution passed the South Dakota House of Representatives by 86% of the vote “yes” votes to 10 “no” votes. The resolution passed South Dakota’s Senate on February 5, 2015 by 74% of the vote.