Senate Bill 190

The South Dakota Catholic Conference opposes SB 190, a bill that introduces the concepts “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “Two-Spirit” as statutory categories into South Dakota’s employment, business, education, and public accommodations laws.  SB 190 does not propose to define this terminology.  Every single human person, based on his or her innate dignity as a Read more…

House Bill 1247

The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of HB 1247, a bill to safeguard fundamental rights of conscience for healthcare providers.  No medical practitioner should be forced to choose between their conscience and their vocation to heal and care.  As Pope John Paul II wrote in Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), “to Read more…

House Bill 1248

The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of HB 1248, a bill that requires facilities to report to the state department of health the total numbers of embryos created, stored, and destroyed each year.  At the moment of conception, a new human life exists.  Each life is an unrepeatable wonder, Read more…

Senate Bill 183

The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of SB 183, a bill that would void certain contracts that require a woman to undergo an abortion.  Some contracts in South Dakota, such as ones whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant and bear a child for some other person or persons Read more…

House Bill 1076

The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of House Bill 1076, an act to ensure the accuracy of vital records issued by the state.  While South Dakota law currently prescribes that a state-issued birth certificate is to record a person’s biological sex as observed following birth, some courts have Read more…

Senate Bill 98

The South Dakota Catholic conference supports the passage of Senate Bill 98, which would eliminate the death penalty as a criminal sentence in most cases.  The Catholic Church calls for a culture of life, and firmly opposes the death penalty as an unnecessary tool of redress available to our criminal justice Read more…

Senate Bill 83

The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of Senate Bill 83, a bill that provides parents with referral information for perinatal hospice programs.   These programs seek to establish supportive, comforting environments for fatally-ill newborns and their families.  Within these supportive programs, mothers, fathers, and siblings may have precious time to hold and love Read more…

House Bill 1051

The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of House Bill 1051.  All life is precious and deserves the protection of law.  HB 1051 would ensure that any newborn infant who survives the horror of an attempted abortion receives the same life-saving medical care as any other infant.   It also improves Read more…

Faith & Politics – Them Before Us

  On this episode, Chris is joined by Katy Faust, Founder and Director of Them Before Us, an organization seeking to put children’s rights before adult desires. Them Before Us has flipped the script on adult-centric attitudes toward marriage, parenthood, and reproductive technologies by framing these issues around a child’s Read more…