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South Dakota | In the News

Editorial Calls on Supreme Court To Protect Women's Access to Abortion
"[T]he right to an abortion -- guaranteed 42 years ago by the U.S. Supreme Court -- has been saddled with so many onerous strictures in so many states that for millions of women, it has become almost meaningless," a USA Today editorial states.

Wis. Lawmakers Push for Ban on Fetal Tissue Research; S.D. Finds No Evidence of Fetal Tissue Sales
Conservative lawmakers and medical groups in Wisconsin during a public hearing Tuesday debated a proposed bill (AB 305) that would ban fetal tissue research in the state, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Featured Blogs
"States Enact 51 Abortion Restrictions in First Half of 2015: Mid-Year Analysis," (Nash/Benson Gold, RH Reality Check, 7/14); "How Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Using Taxpayer Dollars To Lie to Women," (Kutner, Salon, 7/14); "The Battle To Bring Sex Education to the City With the Second Highest STD Rate in the Country," (Lerner, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 7/16).

Featured Blog
"Women Are Being Forced To Wait Longer and Longer To Get an Abortion," (Culp-Ressler, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 6/4).

Featured Blogs
"The Worst State for Reproductive Rights" (Khazan, The Atlantic, 5/12); "The Family Planning Cuts That the Texas Legislature Forced Through Are Having Dire Consequences" (Culp-Ressler, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 5/12); "California Judge: Abstinence-Only Sex Education Isn't Sex Education at All" (Kutner, Salon, 5/13).

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South Dakota | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health in South Dakota.

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.

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota v. Rounds
Federal court challenge to a 2005 South Dakota law that requires physicians to provide women with state-mandated statements including medically inaccurate information about the risk factors of abortion.

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