South Dakota voters have rejected tonight an attempt to ban abortion, according to CNN. Supporters of the ban had hoped it would be ratified by a federal court decision and thus overturn Roe vs. Wade but a solid majority of voters in this conservative state said loud and clear tonight that the rights of women should be respected. Most mainline Christian denominations support abortion rights. Abortion is opposed by many evangelicals and the Roman Catholic Church. Mainline clergy were active in the campaign to overturn the ban. South Dakota voters should be applauded for rejecting political extremism.