March 8, 2006
Legislative Development: South Dakota Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortions
South Dakota’s Governor Mike Rounds signed into law March 6 a state statute that outlaws all abortions in that state except for those performed to save a mother's life. Physicians who perform an abortion contrary to the statute could receive up to a $5,000 fines and a prison sentence. It is the most sweeping abortion ban in the nation and sets up a direct challenge to Row v. Wade. Source: Robert Marus, ABP News.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited March 8, 2006, reo).
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