February 23, 2012

Panel Advances S.D. 72-Hour Bill

South Dakota's year-old abortion law remains tied up in a court challenge, but a state Senate committee endorsed a bill that would change some of its counseling requirements for women seeking an abortion. The bill leaves intact the current law's requirements that women seeking abortions wait 72 hours and undergo counseling at pregnancy help centers that discourage abortions. But it changes provisions dealing with a woman's first consultation with a doctor at an abortion clinic and requires that counselors at the pregnancy help centers be licensed. Read more...


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