A Leopard Cannot Change Its Spots

Within one week after burying our 15 year old daughter Ashleigh, my husband was outside washing the car. A person from the group called South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families walked up to my husband and asked him to sign his petition. My husband, in a deep fog of grief, simply asked “Are you for life? Or not?” This person assured him he was, so my husband signed the petition. Later, we saw on the news who he was and what they were doing. My husband was so distraught over this that he call the people and told them they needed to take his name off of their petition. THEY TRICKED HIM INTO SIGNING! I hope they removed his name, but I wonder how many people were tricked into signing…

Lisa Mauseth


This story is a personal, South Dakota testimony of the deceitful tactics employed by our opponents when they circulated petitions regarding Referred Law 6.  Unfortunately, they have not remedied their ways.  They are still misleading South Dakota voters–sometimes outright lying about the facts of Initiated Measure 11.  Please take the time to acquaint yourself with the facts:

  • The normal standard of care for the medical procedure in treating Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome is covered under Measure 11. (Sec. 2)
  • Measure 11 was written by a panel of 11 legal experts under the direction of South Dakota State Attorney General Larry Long.  It is clear, simple, and well-written.
  • Doctors providing normal and high-risk pregnancy care are protected under Measure 11.  They can only be held accountable if they intentionally cause the death of a baby for the sole purpose of ending a pregnancy with no medical reason. (Sec. 3)
  • Measure 11 stops abortion from being used as birth control.  97% of abortions in South Dakota are done early in pregnancy when there is no medical reason at all. 

Check out for more information and to read the full initiative! 

Before you vote, get the facts.  Do not be tricked into voting against Measure 11!



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