ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- On Tuesday, Ohio voters approved Amendment 1 which allowed abortion access for those who choose to do so through viability which is around the 22nd to 24th week of a woman’s pregnency.
Glenna Remmington with Life Defense Fund reacted to it and talked about what they learned to apply here in South Dakota.
South Dakota has a similar amendment that could be on the ballot in 2024. This one would allow state government to place a ban after the 2nd trimester. Attorney General back in 2022, Mark Vargo submitted an explanation that would appear on the ballot if voted upon.
The patient in the 1st trimester would be allowed to have an abortion with no regulations. Remmington expressed concerns about this.
In the 2nd trimester, legislators can put some regulations in place. Remmington believes this doesn’t go far enough.
In the 3rd trimester, no abortion can be done unless to the save the life of the mother. That can only be done through the patient’s physician. Remmington talks about how the definition is too vague.
Life Defense Fund has submitted evidence of improprieties done by the petitioners to the Attorney General Marty Jackley’s offices. Remmington talks about an example she saw in Aberdeen.
Remmington admitted that she saw no one signed any of the petitions when she witnessed it being unoccupied.
Another issue address was allowing petitioners inside the Brown County Offices as weather started to get much colder over the past few weeks.
Brown County Commission did agree that all petitioners must remain outdoors and must be at least ten feet away from the doors. Remmington said that this was a reasonable compromise.