"I have made my position pretty clear on the life issue. ... If you look at my record in Congress, you can look at votes and see I have a 100 percent pro-life voting record," Thune said.
Thune acknowledged his own view differs from the new state law, which makes no provisions for abortions following rape or incest or to protect the health of the mother.
Thune says he supports an abortion ban but with those exceptions.
I have said several times as have many pro-life supporters, the South Dakota legislature has shot themselves in the foot by going to the extremes when they decided not to have the rape and incest exceptions. So I wonder when the far-righties will be calling the normally very vocal pro-life supporter Thune pro-death as they have done with Tim Johnson after he came out against the ban or is that a label reserved exclusively for Democrats?