January 27, 2009
New SD abortion law emerges
The suspense is over for those anxious to know what abortion legislation would pop up this legislative session. Today several SD lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 92 which would require abortion doctors to be available in the city for consultation one day prior to performing an abortion. (No SD docs currently perform abortions, each Monday Planned Parenthood flies in a Minneapolis abortionist to kill the unwanted children. SD women have no access to the doctor before their legs are in the stirrups for the "procedure" and they are sent out the door without any follow up care and are left to sort out the aftermath alone).
I heard a lady say the other day that she got a hundred times more information from her vet about a procedure for her cat than she did from the doctor who did her abortion. SD 92 is intended to make sure the patient has access to these doctors for more than the five minutes during the procedure. Senate Bill 92 says;
No physician scheduled to perform an abortion on a patient may perform that abortion unless the physician has notified the patient that the physician will, on the day prior to the abortion, be available for consultation in the city where the abortion procedure is scheduled to take place or at some other office convenient to the patient in the same city. The notice shall state a specific time of at least two hours’ duration when the patient may, without specific appointment, consult with the physician on any aspect of the abortion procedure. Any violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Bob Ellis at Dakota Voice has a thoughtful write up on this already noting how "SB 92 would at least force Planned Parenthood doctors/abortionists to come a little closer to imitating that “doctor-patient relationship” they talk about so much." Depositions given the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals reveal that so-called "doctor-patient relationship" is, at present, non-existent.
Get ready to be reminded how SD is already the state with the strictest abortion restrictions. The masters of deceit in the propaganda department of the MN/SD/ND Planned Parenthood are surely working late tonight trying figuring out how to smack this bill down as quick as possible without more scrutiny coming on the reality that there is no doctor-patient relationship at any point in the abortion transaction.
Huge thanks to State Senator Gordon Howie and colleagues for introducing SB 92.