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Planned Parenthood Drops Challenge to South Dakota 72-Hour Waiting Period

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The state may soon join Utah in having a three day long waiting period prior to obtaining an abortion.

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Federal Judge Says South Dakota Doctors Should Now Start Assessing Patients For Coercion Or Mental Health Problems

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Doctors are now responsible for deciding if a woman is mentally healthy enough for an abortion.

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CPCs Should Be Included in South Dakota Lawsuit Because They Would “Lose Business”

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Crisis pregnancy centers say they’re all about helping women and children, but their legal justification says otherwise.

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Court Blocks Anti-Choice Legislation in South Dakota

A federal court this evening blocked implementation of South Dakota H.B. 1217, the law passed earlier this year that would require a woman seeking an abortion to wait at least 72 hours after first meeting her doctor before having the procedure, and to visit a “crisis pregnancy center” for a lecture based on ideology, not medical or scientific evidence.

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Unruh: Planned Parenthood Worried About Bottom Line, Not Us

One of the driving forces behind the South Dakota 72 hour waiting period and mandatory religious counseling rule claims that reproductive groups are worried about losing money, even though his group stands to gain from the law.

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South Dakota Rep. Hunt Thinks All Women Are “Coerced” Into Abortions

The sponsor of the three day waiting period and mandatory religious counseling bill says he doesn’t “understand why” reproductive rights groups are suing.

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Americans United Concerned About Separation of Church And State In South Dakota Abortion Legislation

The group offers legitimate concerns about the state’s new mandatory counseling law.

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Patron of Live Action Films Among Contributors to Defense of South Dakota’s Newest Anti-Choice Bill

Though still modest, the total cash in South Dakota’s Life Protect Fund doubled this week to nearly $30,000 due to contributions.  Who are the individuals and groups donating to the effort?

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Just Who Is Paying to Defend Anti-Choice Laws in South Dakota?

South Dakota’s governor signed a highly restrictive law this week, claiming a private funder will cover court costs.  Who are these private funders and just how much is this costing the state? Even some Republican legislators are concerned.

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South Dakota Wait Period Universally Panned, But Makes Good Fundraising

No one thinks the law can possibly stand, not even those who are anti-abortion. But at least pro-choice organizations are getting a little funding and volunteerism out of it.

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