By Grace Sailor
I personally want to thank Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota for the law that will take effect on July 1, that requires a 3-day wait for an abortion and is requiring proper counseling and guidance on alternative decisions to keep the fetus. Even though this doesn’t eliminate all abortions, I believe that it will prevent many.
As a social worker and personal friend of those who chose to have abortions, I see the long-term negative emotional impact it can have on a woman. I have personally never met a woman who did not regret choosing to have an abortion. That includes one of my friends who by the world’s standard is an ‘extreme liberal’. She has told me that there is not a day that has gone by that she does not regret her decision to have an abortion and that it “haunts her”. Many girls and women make quick and rash decisions based on fear and lack of knowledge in regards to other viable options, such as considering adoption.
I consider myself an advocate of women rights, but I believe that a woman’s choice is whether or not to have sexual relations. Of course, this statement is excluding extenuating circumstances such as rape and incest. It is known that sexual relations are capable of creating a life – that is human nature!
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