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Published: 03/23/11

Wave of Anti-Abortion Bills Advance in the States

By  not in system - AOL News
Wave of Anti-Abortion Bills Advance in the States

NEW YORK -- Dozens of bills are advancing through statehouses nationwide that would put an array of new obstacles - legal, financial and psychological - in the paths of women seeking abortions. The tactics vary: mandatory sonograms and anti-abortion counseling, sweeping limits on insurance coverage, bans on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. To abortion-rights activists, they add up to the biggest political threat since the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images Demonstrators march along Constitution Avenue toward the...

Published: 03/22/11

South Dakota Governor Signs Tough Abortion Bill Into Law

By  Politics Daily Staff - Politics Daily
South Dakota Governor Signs Tough Abortion Bill Into Law

It's not easy for a woman to get an abortion in South Dakota. There is only one abortion clinic in the state. As of Tuesday, it got even more difficult. Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to wait three days after meeting with a doctor and receive counseling before undergoing the procedure, news agencies reported. The measure brought condemnation from abortion rights groups. CBS News.com said that the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of South Dakota and Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced Tuesday they plan to file a legal...

Published: 03/22/11

South Dakota Governor Signs Controversial Abortion Bill

By  not in system - AOL News
South Dakota Governor Signs Controversial Abortion Bill

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a law Tuesday requiring women to wait three days after meeting with a doctor to have an abortion, the longest waiting period in the nation. Abortion rights groups have already said they plan to file a lawsuit challenging the measure, which also requires women to undergo counseling at pregnancy help centers that discourage abortions. Daugaard, who gave no interviews after signing the bill, said in a written statement that he has conferred with state attorneys who will defend the law in court and a sponsor who has pledged private money to...

Published: 10/27/10

What Is Scott Heidepriem's Religion?

By  Virginia Watson - Politics Daily
What Is Scott Heidepriem's Religion?

Scott Heidepriem, a one-term Democratic state senator from South Dakota, is running for governor against Republican Dennis Daugaard, two-term lieutenant governor of South Dakota. Heidepriem, a former Republican, switched parties in the 1990s and returned to politics in 2006 after a 15-year break. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about his life. What is Scott Heidepriem's religion? Heidepriem is Protestant. Where does Scott Heidepriem worship? Heidepriem and his family visit...

Published: 10/26/10

What Is Dennis Daugaard's Religion?

By  Virginia Watson - Politics Daily
What Is Dennis Daugaard's Religion?

Dennis Daugaard, two-term Republican lieutenant governor of South Dakota, is running for governor of South Dakota against Scott Heidepriem, one-term Democratic state senator. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Daugaard's life. What is Dennis Daugaard's religion? Daugaard is a Lutheran. Where does Dennis Daugaard worship? Daugaard belongs to the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids, S.D. Was Dennis Daugaard born a Lutheran? Daugaard was born a Lutheran and has been attending the same...

Published: 03/30/10

GOP's Daugaard Leads Dems' Heidepriem in S.D. Governor Race

By  Bruce Drake - Politics Daily
GOP's Daugaard Leads Dems' Heidepriem in S.D. Governor Race

Republican Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota's lieutenant governor, leads Democratic state Sen. Scott Heidepriem by 49 percent to 32 percent in the race to succeed GOP Gov. Michael Rounds, who is term-limited, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted March 25. Six percent prefer some other candidate and 19 percent are undecided. However, Heidepriem leads two other Republican hopefuls. He runs ahead of state Senate Majority Leader Dave Knudson 37 percent to 32 percent with 13 percent preferring someone else and 19 percent undecided. He leads state Sen. Gordon Howie 39 percent to 34 percent...

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