South Dakota bill would ban sex-selective abortions. Because, you know, that's a problem. (NOTE FOR THE HUMOR-IMPAIRED: It's not.)
The vice president of South Dakota Right to Life, Spencer Cody, testified to the legislature earlier in February and linked Asian women in the state to sex-selective abortions.
"Ethnic backgrounds that are known to practice sex selection account for up to 3.9 percent of all abortions in South Dakota," he wrote in his presentation, according to Mother Jones. "It's possible that this could be affecting as many as 24 abortions a year."
In the presentation, Cody assumed that women who wrote "other" as their ethnicity when reporting their abortions to the South Dakota Department of Health were Asian, according to Mother Jones.