February 28, 2014
"South Dakota Legislators Openly Discriminate Against Asian Immigrants To Pass Sex-Selective Abortion Ban," Verónica Bayetti Flores, Feministing: "Despite no evidence that sex-selective abortions are happening in the state at all, a sex-selective abortion ban passed the South Dakota House last week," writes Bayetti Flores, in reference to HB 1162. "[T]he truth is that the legislators who propose these kinds of measures have never cared about women's lives, and these kinds of bans are further efforts to chip away at abortion access in dangerous xenophobic and racialized ways," she argues (Bayetti Flores, Feministing, 2/27).
What others are saying about abortion restrictions:
~ "This Week More Troubling Abortion Bills in Alabama," Alicia Gay, American Civil Liberties Union's "Blog of Rights."
~ "Beating Back the Storm of Anti-Choice Bills in the Show Me State," Pamela Sumners, RH Reality Check.