SD House voted down HJR5003(Definition of Life) resolution

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- South Dakota Representatives debated a resolution that would have added an article to the state constitution defining when human life begins.

Representative Steven Haugaard of Sioux Falls was a prime sponsor of HJR5003.

Representative Mike Stevens of Yankton says they shouldn’t add specifics like this to the constitution.

Representative Will Mortenson of Pierre questioned how the amendment would impact state law.

Representative Taffy Howard of Rapid City reminds the legislators the Republican platform regarding life.

The resolution failed on a vote of 33-34.