South Dakota Secretary of State Chris Nelson certified last week that a petition for an abortion ban ballot initiative has enough signatures to be placed on the statewide November ballot. Anti-abortion groups filed the signatures earlier this month. Nelson�s office has not finished counting all the signatures, but he said "they have enough, a sufficient number of signatures that it will be on the ballot in November as Measure 11," reports the Star Tribune.
South Dakota is not the only state to be introducing an anti-abortion ballot initiative this election. Anti-abortion extremists are also campaigning for anti-abortion ballot measures in Colorado, Montana, Missouri, and possibly Mississippi, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Oregon.
Media Resources: New York Times 4/26/08; Star Tribune 4/25/08; Daily Women�s Health Policy Report 4/28/08; Feminist Daily Newswire
8/3/2015 The Senate is Voting on Planned Parenthood Funding Today - A Senate bill to defund Planned Parenthood is expected to come to a vote today.
Sponsored by Republican Senator Joni Ernst (IA), Senate Bill 1881 would prohibit all Federal funding of Planned Parenthood or "any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, or clinics." The Senate will need 60 votes to advance the bill, which is being proposed following the release of highly edited video footage by anti-abortion group the Center for Medical Progress (CMP).
The CMP's misleading videos claim that Planned Parenthood sells fetal tissue. . . .