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Poll Finds South Dakota Voters Oppose Abortion Ban

A recent poll shows that 47 percent of voters in South Dakota would vote against the state’s abortion ban, while only 39 percent would vote in support of it. The survey, commissioned by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and KELOLAND-TV, found 14 percent undecided.

The South Dakota abortion ban, which provides an exception only to prevent the death of a pregnant woman, was originally supposed to go into effect this month, but pro-choice activists collected enough petition signatures to stay the ban and place it on the 2006 ballot as a referendum so voters can weigh in. Anti-choice activists intend to use the law and subsequent legal challenges to force the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade.

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Sources:

United Press International 7/31/2006; All Headline News 7/31/2006; Associated Press 8/1/2006; Keloland TV 7/31/2006