South Dakota

South Dakota | In the News

Featured Blogs
"43 Years After Roe v. Wade, It's Back to the Supreme Court To Block a Dangerous Sham Law Out of Texas" (Northup, Salon, 1/26); "How the Nationwide Crusade Against Planned Parenthood Is Failing, in One Map" (Culp-Ressler, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 1/26).

S.D. Senate Considers 20-Week Abortion Ban
South Dakota lawmakers on Friday introduced a bill (SB 72) that would ban abortion care at 20 weeks of pregnancy, the Black Hills Pioneer reports.

CDC Released Sexuality Education Score Card for U.S. High Schools, Middle Schools
A CDC report published Wednesday finds that fewer than 50% of high schools and about 20% of middle schools address the 16 sexuality education topics recommended by CDC, according to HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report.

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.

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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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