A group of South Dakota state lawmakers just filed a concurrent resolution, HCR 1002, urging “the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case, to overturn its decision, and to allow this issue to be decided at the state level as it was prior to January 22, 1973.”
Resolutions are nonbinding.
Today is the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade case.
The full text:
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION, Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision.
WHEREAS, on January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Roe v. Wade; and
WHEREAS, Supreme Court Justice Byron White, a dissenter in the case, described the decision by the majority as “an exercise of raw judicial power”; and
WHEREAS, the case overturned state laws in forty-six states; and
WHEREAS, the decision in Roe v. Wade overturned South Dakota’s state statutes on the subject of abortion; and
WHEREAS, technological advances in the last forty years such as invitro photography have documented the clear humanity of the unborn child; and
WHEREAS, Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in the case (the actual Roe), now repudiates and regrets her involvement in the case; and
WHEREAS, this case has resulted in the death of countless millions of unborn children in our nation:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the Eighty-Eighth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, the Senate concurring therein, that we do hereby urge the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case, to overturn its decision, and to allow this issue to be decided at the state level as it was prior to January 22, 1973.