South Dakota Holds Pro-Life Strategy Conference

11 09 2008

World Net Daily has this story about a conference being held in South Dakota as a measure is voted on soon which would ban all abortions in the state.

Now the original abortion ban is being presented to voters again, modified slightly to include certain exceptions, and pro-life advocates are working to counteract the massive industry lobby once again being assembled to target South Dakota voters. They are holding a free teleconference and webcast tomorrow for a number of high-profile leaders to provide input and discuss how to give voters the truth about the state law and prevent the “lies and misinformation” from the abortion industry from influencing them.

“In just over 50 days, a simple majority of South Dakota voters will have the opportunity to decide the fate of the first law that has a very real chance of overturning the unjust Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision that has resulted in the death of more than 50 million unborn American children,” said Leslee Unruh, a longtime pro-life advocate who has been involved in the pro-life campaigns in the state.

“South Dakota is on the very of becoming the first state in American to pass a ban on abortion … but there’s a big problem. In addition. to launching a massive multi-million-dollar media campaign – filled with lies and misinformation – Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry have brought in hired-gun political consultants who are using every trick in the book to try and kill this lifesaving law,” she said.

Pro-Abortion Vandals Attack Church Display

9 09 2008

Life News is reporting that pro-abortion vandals have attacked a pro-life display in Sioux Falls, SD, which featured 748 crosses to memorialize the number of babies that were killed in abortions in South Dakota in 2006.

The display in this incident, sponsored by Lutherans for Life of South Dakota, was set up at Blessed Redeemer Lutheran Church on 705 Sioux Blvd. Reports indicated the pro-life display was vandalized sometime on Wednesday evening.

Then, vandals spray-painted the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Newman Center building along with a pro-life sign out front. Vandals sprayed a “female symbol” on the traveling pro-life sign and painted “No Iraq War” on the church exterior.

Father Rutten, director of the SDSU Newman Center, said crosses set up to memorialize the deaths of babies who had died from abortions, were vandalized earlier.

Before that, Leslee Unruh, the head of the group promoting the abortion ban [on the November ballot], said her house has been plastered with eggs and she’s been mailed coat hangers by those who claim women will die from illegal abortions.

Unruh has had threatening calls in the middle of the night, hate mail and her favorite coffee shop told her to stop coming in because of the problems.

It never ceases to amaze (and sadden) me at the lengths that these people go to in their hatred for anyone who threatens their precious choice to kill innocent babies. It’s kind of amusing that they mixed a little anti-war flavor into their “protest”.

SD Doctors Must Obey State Law

28 06 2008

And now for the good news. The Christian News Wire is reporting that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that doctors must obey a law in South Dakota while the consitutionality of the law is litigated in court.

This decision requires abortion providers tell women, in writing, that the abortion procedure “will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being.”

A spokeswoman for the Intervenor Alpha Center, Kimberly Martinez, said, “We are delighted by the Court’s decision. Alpha Center exists to tell South Dakota women the whole truth about their pregnancies. Thanks to today’s decision by the court, women are now going to be given the truth by abortion providers, who have been fighting to avoid doing so for years.”