South Dakota

South Dakota | In the News

More states reject funding for comprehensive sexuality education
A growing number of states are opting against federal funding for evidence-based sexuality education while still accepting money for abstinence-only curricula, Governing reports.

Medical groups voice concern over medication abortion 'reversal' laws
Several states have passed legislation requiring abortion providers to tell women seeking medication abortion the medically unfounded claim that the abortion can be reversed, spurring concerns from medical groups, STAT News reports.

S.D. lawmakers send 20-week abortion ban to gov.
The South Dakota Senate on Wednesday voted 26-7 to approve a bill (SB 72) that would ban almost all abortion care after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the AP/Centre Daily Times reports.

S.D. lawmakers approve bill extending prenatal care to noncitizens
The South Dakota Legislature approved a measure (HB 1110) that would offer prenatal care to low-income women living in the state who are not U.S. citizens and ineligible for Medicaid, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports. Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R), who expressed support for the measure, is expected to sign the bill.

S.D. House approves 20-week abortion ban
The South Dakota House on Monday voted 59-7 to approve a bill (SB 72) that would ban almost all abortion care after 20 weeks of pregnancy, 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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