The Man Who’s Bankrolling South Dakota’s Anti-Choice Campaign
A fund set up to defend antiabortion bills in South Dakota against legal challenges is being increasingly bankrolled by out-of-state donors. This year, over half the money donated to the fund came from an Ohio business owner who says “my businesses belong to Jesus.” We decided to learn a little more about him.
According to the Argus Leader (via Minnesota Independent), South Dakota’s Life Protection Subfund was set up by the state legislature in 2005 to defend a law requiring doctors to tell each abortion-seeker that she “has an existing relationship with that unborn human being and that the relationship enjoys protection under the United States Constitution and under the laws of South Dakota.” Now the fund is also used to defend other laws, including one requiring a 72-hour waiting period for an abortion. In years past, most of the money in the fund has come from South Dakota — but this year, two thirds of the $48,000 donated to come from out-of-state. And a full $25,000 came from one couple, Joseph and Cynthia Brinck of Ohio.
So who are the Brincks?[…]