Dakotans for Health doesn’t have the Attorney General’s final title and explanation for its proposed (and, we hope, popular) constitutional amendment to codify Roe v. Wade in South Dakota, but it does have official opponents. Last week woman- and democracy-hating Representative Jon Hansen and his good chum in Christofascism Leslee Unruh formally organized the “Life Defense Fund,” a ballot question committee to “oppose[…] measures to legalize abortion in South Dakota.”
Hansen and Unruh are serving as co-chairs of this committee. Their treasurer is semi-retired snowbird consultant and faithful Republican donor Steven Perkins. We won’t get to see how much of Perkins’s money or anyone else’s Hansen and Unruh take in to fight the will of the people—which by all indications in South Dakota is to allow women to control their bodies—until maybe October 24, when ballot question committees must file their pre-primary campaign finance reports. Of course, since Dakotans for Health can’t start collecting signatures on its amendment petition until November 5, a pre-primary report from Life Defense Fund may not show any actual income or expenditures, unless Hansen and Unruh intend to launch pre-emptive strikes of some sort against the petition drive.