The South Dakota 92nd Legislative Session is well underway and Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 – Recognizing Pornography as Public Health Crisis – was a front and center priority for the Family Heritage Alliance Action. This historic resolution passed unanimously through the South Dakota State Senate (35-0) and House of Representatives (65-0). SCR4 was drafted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. The FHA Action’s lobbyists, Dale Bartscher and Norman Woods, introduced, secured Legislator signatures and promoted this Resolution. The passage of SCR4 would not have happened without the assistance of two highly capable sponsors: Senator Jenna Netherton of Sioux Falls, SD, primed this Resolution and is pictured here with FHA Action Executive Director Dale Bartscher. Representative Taffy Howard of Rapid City, SD, sponsored it on the House floor. These two South Dakota Legislators spoke with a flare of excellence in their
designated chambers to the need of passing SCR4. Their passion for this issue won the day.
This SD resolution not only raises awareness about the harm of pornography and the need to protect children from early exposure, but it also serves as a guidepost for leaders concerning possible future policy decisions.
BTW – Have you contacted your Senator and respectfully asked him or her to support SB149 – bill that ensures that faith-based adoption agencies in South Dakota are free to continue placing children and making decisions that are consistent with their sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions. The bill prevents the state from coming down with a “heavy hand” on any agency because that agency follows their convictions. TAKE ACTION NOW: To contact your SD Senator today simply click here. SB149 will likely be voted on the SD Senate floor this coming Wednesday, February 22, so we need your HELP NOW!