Mitchell Republic: Abortion, 150% and School Enrollment Numbers are coming back in 2008
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The issue of educational funding was another hot button issue. Sen. Ed Olson, R-Mitchell, said the debate on educational funding highlighted a philosophical difference between the Senate and the House of Representatives.
“They’re far more conservative than we are,” he said. “They don’t really look as much as we do as education being an investment.”and...
“It is going to come back,” said Rep. Lance Carson, R-Mitchell. “As long as the Legislature is around, there will be some kind of abortion bill.”
After voters shot down an abortion ban in November, HB 1293 was introduced. The bill, which made exceptions for rape, incest and the health of the mother, was passed by the House but was deferred to the 41st day by the Senate State Affairs Committee, effectively killing the plan.
Olson said he fielded many questions about the continuing attempt to ban abortions in South Dakota.
“I was asked why we were dealing with this issue after the voters said they wanted a break on it,” he said. “I think you can make a case that they wanted the exceptions and that’s what the bill did. I’m not sure they said they want a break.”
(You notice no one mentions car seats after the shellacking it took yesterday?)