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Sunday, December 12, 2004

Choosing in the Black Hills

If South Dakotan conservatives have their way, they will ride the "mandate" of the elections to a final passage of a bill that barely got defeated in 2004. The bill would outlaw abortion in the state, except where the mother's life was in jeopardy because of the pregnancy.

Barney Frank warned gay activists that pushing gay marriage in Massachussets would lead to a backlash, and he was right. My hunch is that the same thing will happen here. These two issues poll almost exactly the same. If you are going to push people on the issue, they are going to come down on the side of allowing a woman the right to choose. This action in SD will be the beginning of the pro-life backlash.


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