Unruh Unleashes Variety of Falsehoods In Attempt to Defend South Dakota’s Anti-Choice Law
Last week, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed legislation forcing any woman seeking an abortion to wait three days and undergo counseling at an anti-choice “crisis pregnancy center.”
South Dakota activists Allen Unruh and his wife Leslee have long been involved in seeking out outlaw abortion and Alan Colmes recently brought Allen Unruh onto his radio program to explain the need for this law.
It did not go well.
Unruh kept insisting that 60% of all women who get an abortion are “coerced” into doing so and whenever Colmes pointed out that that was a false statistic, Unruh was reduced to citing a woman who was reportedly forced at gunpoint to get an abortion. Colmes kept trying to point out that coercing women to do anything at gunpoint was already illegal, so a mandatory three-day waiting period and counseling was just an attempt to further restrict a woman’s right to choose.
Eventually, Unruh started claiming that Planned Parenthood routinely “coerced” woman into getting abortions, that their facilities had no trained medical personnel on staff, and did not conduct any sort of exam of patients seeking abortions … but then a registered nurse who worked at Planned Parenthood called in and told Unruh that he had no idea what he was talking about