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Old 03-06-2006, 11:50 PM   #6
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I'm not so sure that this will reach the Supreme Court. Not right away, at least. A lower court will use Roe v. Wade as precedent and then South Dakota will appeal to the Supreme Court and I think chances are good that they will be denied a hearing at that level. I think if other states start to pass laws like this, it might get heard, though. I just don't think a direct attack on Roe v. Wade will get heard quickly.

And federal law is the supreme law of the land and takes precident over state (and local) laws.
But, the problem is that many people see this as a states right issue.

I'm firmly pro-choice, but I don't necessarily think Roe v. Wade should be upheld. The no exceptions thing will probably be the downfall for the SD law, but I don't think it's too implausible to think that someday soon states will decide the matter as long as they provide for certain exceptions.
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