Abortion Reactions

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) – The 2024 election is less than a year away, and things are beginning to heat up on abortion.

Ohio voters approved a measure Tuesday that’s similar to one that’s expected to be on South Dakota’s ballot next year.

Rick Weiland, director of “South Dakotans 4 Health” believes it’s part of a pattern he believes will be repeated in South Dakota.

State Representative Jon Hansen of Life Defense Fund, says South Dakota is not Ohio, and believes the South Dakota proposal will fail because of some of its provisions.

Petition signatures are still being gathered to put the measure on the ballot.

Both sides of the abortion battle in South Dakota are firming up their campaigns over an expected ballot measure.

State Representative Jon Hansen of “Life Defense Fund” says the passage of a similar measure in Ohio this week won’t be repeated in South Dakota.

He remains concerned about the tactics of petition circulators working to get the measure on the ballot.

“South Dakotans 4 Health” is the group circulating petitions on the measure.

Director Rick Weiland says their attorney met with the Attorney General to go over the evidence he’s concerned about.

Weiland’s group has until May 7th to turn in the petitions.