Will South Dakota outlaw abortion?

A bill that is a major threat to reproductive rights is up for a vote today in a state with one abortion clinic.

Published February 22, 2006 4:41PM (EST)

The New York Times reports today on the battle that's been heating up in South Dakota over a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions in the state. The bill is expected to be voted on today; if it passes in the Senate, and is signed into law by Republican Gov. Michael Rounds, South Dakota will be the first state to have adopted such a restrictive ban on abortions. There's some chance that the bill will flop -- according to the Times, the Senate is "closely divided." If it passes, we may finally see a rematch of Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court. Broadsheet will keep you posted on what happens.

By Hillary Frey

Hillary Frey is the Books editor at Salon.

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