Senate Bill 190

The South Dakota Catholic Conference opposes SB 190, a bill that introduces the concepts “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “Two-Spirit” as statutory categories into South Dakota’s employment, business, education, and public accommodations laws.  SB 190 does not propose to define this terminology.  Every single human person, based on his or her innate dignity as a Read more…

House Bill 1247

The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of HB 1247, a bill to safeguard fundamental rights of conscience for healthcare providers.  No medical practitioner should be forced to choose between their conscience and their vocation to heal and care.  As Pope John Paul II wrote in Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), “to Read more…

House Bill 1248

The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of HB 1248, a bill that requires facilities to report to the state department of health the total numbers of embryos created, stored, and destroyed each year.  At the moment of conception, a new human life exists.  Each life is an unrepeatable wonder, Read more…

Senate Bill 183

The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of SB 183, a bill that would void certain contracts that require a woman to undergo an abortion.  Some contracts in South Dakota, such as ones whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant and bear a child for some other person or persons Read more…