Yesterday I wrote about KELO’s scientific poll regarding the Abortion Ban referendum that showed that 47 percent of those surveyed would vote to overturn the ban if the election was to be held now. I also wondered out loud what the results would have been if our legislature had written in exceptions for rape and incest.
I had a feeling that the results would have been decidedly different and last night KELO released the results of their poll on whether South Dakotans would approve of the ban if those exceptions existed.
Fifty-nine percent of voters in our poll say they would vote yes on a bill if it allowed for abortion in cases of rape or incest, while 29 percent would vote no and 12 percent are undecided.
Again it becomes obvious that the zealots all or nothing attitude is more than most can handle. Maybe someday radicals on both sides will realize that there is something called compromise, but then again maybe not…