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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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Court to Hear Arguments on South Dakota Abortion Restrictions on Monday

A judge will decide whether the nation’s longest waiting period will be put on hold until its constitutionality is ruled on.

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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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The Abortion Blog – A Lifetime in the Conceiving

My dear politicians: I will not ask you to give me my rights. I already have my rights. I know my rights. You do not tell me what they are. I tell YOU. You will NOT deny me or my sisters the right to a medical procedure.

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Minnesota Planned Parenthood Condemns Proposed “Gag Rule”

The Minnesota state legislature proposed a bill that would remove all health care funding for any group that even refers patients for abortions.

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South Dakota Banning Abortion Without Banning Abortion?

Will the new abortion restrictions in South Dakota constitute a de facto ban of abortion in a state where the voters rejected a direct ban in 2006? It seems that legislators may have given the power to ban abortions to anti-choice groups in the state.

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What If You Proposed A Mandatory Counseling Bill And No One Agreed To Counsel?

After pushing for a 72 hour wait in South Dakota for women to be forced to go to crisis pregnancy centers before an abortion, no centers have registered to do the counseling.

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Terrorizing Abortion Providers: The “Other Abortion War” Quietly Continues

This war on providers has been going on so long it has become essentially “the new normal,” with significant public attention only when a provider is murdered.

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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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