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Noem on child victims of rape who have an abortion: “One tragic situation must not perpetuate another”


Kristi Noem said Sunday she would not let the “tragedy” of children getting pregnant from rape lead to another tragedy in her state by allowing cases like these to lead to abortions.

“Every life is precious,” the South Dakota GOP governor told CNN’s Dana Bash when asked if a “child” was due. “This tragedy is horrible. I can’t even imagine.

“I don’t believe that a tragic situation should be perpetuated by another tragedy,” added Noem.

“And so we need to do more to make sure that we really live a life that says every life is precious, especially innocent lives that have been shattered, like this 10-year-old girl,” she said during his State of the Union interview on Sunday morning.

The response came after trigger laws went into effect in 13 states following the reversal of Roe v. Wade and the harrowing case of a 10-year-old girl in Ohio who had to cross state lines to terminate her pregnancy after being raped.

South Dakota is one of the states with these so-called trigger laws.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem said Sunday she would not let “one tragic situation perpetuate another tragedy” by allowing a 10-year-old girl who became pregnant from rape to have an abortion.

GOP Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, who served with Noem in the House, said she was not the same person she was before Trump’s endorsement.

“I served with Kristi Noem in the House, and it’s like ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers,'” he told Bash in his own interview Sunday morning.

“She’s not the Kristi Noem I served with,” he added. “The Kristi Noem I served with was conservative, dedicated to the truth, and I would have thought at the time that she would have placed her country above her political career at all times.”

“Look, Dana, it’s clear she’s running for president or vice president,” he added. “She is scared to death of the base… Before, she was something very different. »

Noem is a pro-Trump Republican and said Sunday that the issue in this particular case should focus on the criminal who raped a 10-year-old girl.

In South Dakota, there is an exception to the abortion ban when the mother’s life is in danger if she carries out the pregnancy. CNN host Dana Bashed asked if allowing a young child to have an abortion would protect their life given the physical and mental toll childbirth could bring.

She conceded on that point and praised how different states might have different laws.

“Yeah, that situation, the doctor, the family, the people closest to that will be making the decisions there for that family,” Noem told Bash. “That’s what’s interesting about the times we’re living in right now is that every state will have different laws on the books.”

“Decisions will be made by legislators closest to the people,” she added. ‘It’s appropriate. This is what our Constitution provided. And I think the laws in South Dakota may look very different from those in California, may be very different from those in New York, where this governor has said he wants to become a known destination for his abortions.

Noem on child victims of rape who have an abortion: “One tragic situation must not perpetuate another”

Thirteen states passed trigger laws to restrict or prohibit abortion if Roe v. wade

“That’s not our story here in South Dakota. And I think every governor, every state will make a very different decision on what their laws look like.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last Friday, which immediately ended federal protections for the right to abortion and returned the matter to the states.

The nearly 50-year-old law gave women nationwide the right to have abortions, but in recent years states have pushed the boundaries by placing more restrictions on when to terminate a pregnancy.

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is the case that eventually went to the Supreme Court and caused the 1973 ruling to be overturned after the conservative majority ruled that Mississippi could pass and enforce a law banning abortion at 15 weeks – or the beginning of the second trimester.

“Is abortion a state right? Or should it be a state right or not? Bash asked Noem in their Sunday morning interview.

“It’s a decision that should be made at the state level, absolutely,” she said, siding with the recent ruling.

Noem, however, would not rule out supporting a national abortion ban.

A 10-year-old child abuse victim was forced to have an abortion in Indiana after her home state of Ohio banned abortion following a Supreme Court ruling in cancel Roe v. Wade.

The child was six weeks and three days pregnant, which prevented her from being eligible for the procedure in her home country.

An Ohio pedophile doctor enlisted the help of Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist, on Monday to help the girl get an abortion after the state banned the procedure after six weeks – hours later the Supreme Court’s 6-3 vote.

Noem on child victims of rape who have an abortion: “One tragic situation must not perpetuate another”

Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an OBGYN from Indiana, received a call from an Ohio doctor about a 10-year-old child abuse victim in need of an abortion

Abortion advocates in the state have tried to end Ohio’s six-week abortion ban, but that effort was overruled by a judge on Friday.

Indiana’s only abortion restriction on Friday is a law requiring clinics to ask women if their abortion is forced — which is illegal, Fox 59 reported.

The law went into effect July 1, and further restrictions could be passed in the state after the Indiana General Assembly hearing on July 25.

“It’s hard to imagine that in just a few weeks we won’t be able to provide this care,” Bernard told the Columbus Dispatch.

Until then, abortion providers in Indiana say they have noticed the impact of Roe’s reversal, saying they have seen an increase in patients coming from out of state to receive the procedure, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Women’s Med, an abortion clinic in Indiana that also has a center in Ohio, has seen patients in need of surgery from their clinic in Ohio.

Dr. Katie McHugh, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Indiana, has witnessed an “insane number of requests” from women in Ohio and Kentucky for abortions.

McHugh said she sees between five and eight patients a day who come from out of state, with some clinics helping about 20 women a day.

Noem on child victims of rape who have an abortion: “One tragic situation must not perpetuate another”

Across the country, protesters took to the streets to oppose the Supreme Court. Some protesters demonstrated outside state capitals where abortions have been banned with immediate effect

In Kentucky, abortion centers were forced to close after the Roe decision when the state’s “trigger law” went into effect.

The annulment of Roe v. Wade allowed states to decide whether to implement procedural restrictions or bans.

Kentucky was one of twelve states – along with Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming – to pass trigger laws that would ban abortions in the event Roe is overturned. .

However, a Kentucky judge on Thursday granted a temporary restraining order to stop the state from enforcing the abortion ban.

Other states, including Indiana, Montana, Nebraska, Georgia, Iowa and South Carolina, as well as Florida, are also trying to impose new bans and restrictions.

Following the cancellation of the right to abortion in 1973, advocates scattered in state courts to end restrictions on abortions set to go into effect in 22 states.

Abortion clinics in Ohio, Idaho, West Virginia and Mississippi are also seeking to temporarily suspend bans implemented by states.

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