SD: Parts of abortion law to take effect July 1

Posted on June 27, 2012


Argus Leader, June 27, 2012

Women seeking abortions in South Dakota will be advised about the risk of adverse psychological outcomes and assessed by a doctor for the possibility that she was coerced into getting the procedure, under an agreement between Planned Parenthood and state officials.

The stipulation, approved by a federal judge, allows those two parts of 2011 and 2012 state legislation to be enforced for the first time July 1, Attorney General Marty Jackley said today.

Planned Parenthood continues to challenge other sections of the law, which remain under injunction: a three-day waiting period and counseling by pregnancy help centers.

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