South Dakota government, you suck. Hands down. How dare you demean women and treat them like children by requiring a 72 hour wait period before allowing them to have an abortion. Like a woman dealing with an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy needs anymore time to think about her situation.
When my friend had an abortion, she first put off thinking about the pregnancy for a full week until the constant morning sickness kicked in and then EVERY LIVING MOMENT WAS DEDICATED TO THINKING ABOUT THE ALIEN BEING IN HER WOMB.
Do you really want there to be less terminated pregnancies? Invest in childcare. I can tell you from
my my friend’s experience that if she had been able to see anyway to have a newborn on her own and be able to pay rent and continue to go to college, she would have done it. The moment of pregnancy, wanted/unwanted/successful/unsuccessful reaches into the root of being a woman. Regardless the circumstances and the result, women are consumed with pregnancy during every moment that they are, or trying to become, pregnant.
You have never seen someone obsess over something until you have witnessed a pregnant woman, or hormonal woman obsess, I assure you.
The approach of trying to make abortion services illegal or too difficult to obtain is clearly not about the children, if it were about children you would be putting your efforts towards what? Oh yes… CHILDCARE.