SDLRC - 2020 House Concurrent Resolution 6020 - SD Legislature Denouncing the National Education Association's recent policy to support "the fundamental right to abortion."
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION,
the National Education Association's recent policy to support "the
fundamental right to abortion."
delegates to the National Education Association's 2019 annual
conference passed a business item stating, "the NEA vigorously
opposes all attacks on the right to choose and stands on the
fundamental right to abortion under Roe v. Wade"; and
South Dakota recognizes that abortion ends the life of a whole,
separate, unique, living human being; and
the National Education Association states, as one of its core values,
that all students have the human right to a quality public education;
all human rights begin with life; and
the South Dakota Education Association is a state affiliate of the
National Education Association; and
many South Dakota teachers and other education professionals
acknowledge the right to life of children within the womb and are
opposed to abortion; and
at public expense, the South Dakota teachers tirelessly fulfill their
high calling to form children in a love for knowledge, truth,
justice, and magnanimous citizenship; and
we, the duly elected representatives of the people of South Dakota,
serve the people by discharging the highest duty of government to
protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of all children of
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the
Ninety-Fifth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, the Senate
concurring therein, that the Legislature denounces the National
Education Association's abortion policy and strongly urges the
National Education Association to rescind the policy; and
IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Legislature requests that the South
Dakota Education Association also denounce the National Education
Association's abortion policy and strongly urge the National
Education Association to rescind the policy.
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