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With its sweeping new antiabortion law, South Dakota has 'dared' the Supreme Court, as one scholar puts it, to overturn Roe. Is this a clever legal strategy, or a reckless affront to the Constitution?

By Christopher Shea
April 23, 2006

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SO IS THIS WHAT a constitutional revolution looks like, when it starts? Americans have grown used to the idea that abortion rights, as established by Roe v. Wade, are getting chipped away at-by parental-consent laws, waiting periods, and the like. But the law signed last month by South Dakota's governor banning virtually all abortions represents a startlingly direct attack on ... (Full article: 1134 words)

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