The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of Senate Bill 83, a bill that provides parents with referral information for perinatal hospice programs.   These programs seek to establish supportive, comforting environments for fatally-ill newborns and their families.  Within these supportive programs, mothers, fathers, and siblings may have precious time to hold and love their infant before natural passing.  Wide dissemination of information about perinatal hospice will encourage families to choose life and natural death in God’s timing, over the violence of abortion. SB 83 seeks to help all newborn children, regardless of fatal disability, to be welcomed, cherished, and loved.

Categories: 2021 Session