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Joel Dykstra on Abortion

Republican Challenger


Life begins at conception

Abortion is one of the most difficult and divisive issues we face in our time. I understand that people of conscience can and do disagree very strongly.

I believe that life begins at conception and that the developing embryo is a unique human life. That fundamental belief leads me to conclude that, even before birth, the unborn child is a person deserving of all the rights and equal protection afforded to any other person.

Source: Campaign website, www.joeldykstraforsenate.com, "Issues" Apr 4, 2008

Voted to classify abortion as a Class 4 felony

Dykstra voted for HB 1293 (Passed 45-25): An act to refer to a vote of the people a bill to regulate the performance of certain abortions, to reinstate the prohibition against certain acts causing the termination of the life of an unborn human being, and to prescribe a penalty therefor. Classifies abortion as a Class 4 Felony.
Source: State legislative voting records Feb 14, 2007

Other candidates on Abortion: Joel Dykstra on other issues:
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Mike Rounds
SD Senatorial:
John Thune
Tim Johnson


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Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

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