I must direct you all to the work of two bloggers. Both speaking out about the travesty in South Dakota, with personal accounts of the issue as it relates to them. In addition to on their respective personal blogs, both can be found in the top two BIO posts.
They are none other than Pia Savage and Miz Bohemia. Read what they wrote. Link to them. If you have story to tell, please share it if you are able. It is time to be heard.
I doubt I have anything to say about the issue that hasn't been said more effectively by the two of them.
However I feel I must put one caveat on my support.
The result of the ruling in Roe V Wade was the right one, but the ruling itself was a mess. Its assertion that life begins at conception is directly responsible for the federal ban on funding for stem cell research. The decision that the right to abortion despite that finding has allowed for abortions to take place when the fetus has reached a stage in development at which it is able to feel pain as it is terminated. I believe that there needs to be a line drawn (of course, taking the health of the mother into account) . My gut says that the obvious place is when the fetus has its own heartbeat, but I can't claim to be knowledgeable enough to say so definitavely.
I believe that the very real danger of the nullification of abortion rights is causing some to react over-zealously to such limits (for the record, I believe that it was right to overturn the ban on partial birth abortions for the given reason). I may, as always, be wrong. But I feel I'd be remiss not to speak up.