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  • South Dakota Voters Defeat Second Ballot Measure to Ban Most Abortions

    11/05/2008 12:19:54 AM PST · by BearArms · 72 replies · 3,109+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 5, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Pierre, SD (LifeNews.com) -- For a second time, the voters of South Dakota defeated a state ballot measure that would have banned most abortions after defeating a similar measure two years ago. The 2006 ban would have only allowed abortions to save the life of the mother and the 2008 ban added rape and incest exceptions with the hope of persuading more pro-life voters to support it. Instead, South Dakota voters defeated Initiated Measure 11 by a 55-45 percentage point margin. The margin was similar to the vote last time around despite the attempt to appeal to the majority of...