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Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota v. Daugaard

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota v. Daugaard

Federal court challenge to a South Dakota law that requires a woman to wait 72 hours between her initial physician consultation and the abortion, forces her to visit a crisis pregnancy center before abortion care, and requires abortion providers to tell patients about any possible risk factors that have been published in any medical or psychological journal since 1972, including “risks” that have been roundly rejected by mainstream medicine. In June of 2011, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota granted a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of the law. In July 2012, the parties entered into an agreement allowing some of the law's provisions to go into effect. In July 2012, the parties entered into an agreement allowing some of the law's provisions to go into effect. Current Status: In December 2012, Planned Parenthood dropped its challenge to the waiting period provision of the law. Planned Parenthood continues to challenge the crisis pregnancy center requirements. (See the law here. See the complaint here. See the court opinion here. Read more about the case here.)