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Ec & Sd

Bill sponsor State Representative Roger Hunt wrote in USA Today:

Because the bill passed by the South Dakota Legislature only criminalizes the intentional taking of human life, conventional emergency contraceptives (for rape or incest) are not prohibited. But once human life can be medically determined, that unborn human life enjoys the same right to due process and equal protection of the law that a born human being does.

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