Even though John Thune has come out and said that he thinks that the proposed abortion ban is too restrictive, the Rapid City Journal is reporting that he still plans to vote in favor of it's passage.
“Although the Legislature took a different approach, I will vote for it because it would reduce the number of abortions and advance our common goal of protecting the unborn,” Thune said.
He goes on to stress that he has a perfect record in Congress on voting for pro-life issues.
“As a member of Congress, I have a 100 percent pro-life voting record,” Thune said. “I have consistently supported a ban on abortion with the exceptions of rape, incest and when the mother’s life is in danger. I will continue to fight in Congress for the unborn and to promote a culture of life.”
So now Thune gets the best of both worlds, he has publicly addressed the concerns felt by many that the ban is too restrictive but can still tell his Conservative base that voted for it anyway. Sounds like he has been taking lessons from our illustrious Governor...