Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Should Jim Nussle know South Dakota?
South Dakota lawmakers recently passed that far-reaching abortion law. It bans all abortions except when the pregnant mother's life is in danger. The U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing whether the law can stand. If the Court throws the case back to the states, Iowa leaders could decide whether to change abortion laws here.
Last week, Nussle got hammered by democrats who say he is writing one view on abortion and saying another. On a survey with the non-profit group, Project Vote Smart, Nussle he would go for abortions only in the first trimester and he would approve legal abortions in rape and incest cases. Then, when we talked with him, he said he only wants abortions if the mother's life is at risk. No exceptions. That would seem to be South Dakota's abortion law, right?
Nussle and his campaign both adamently said "no." Nussle told me South Dakota's law is so controversial because it doesn't include a provision for the pregnant mother's life. His campaign said the same thing.
Posted by Dave Price at 5:59 PM