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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Friday, February 23, 2007

SD Abortion Ban

As you know, early last year South Dakota enacted an extremely restrictive abortion ban (abortion permissible only to save a woman's life, no exceptions for rape or incest) that was later overturned by the South Dakota voters in November.  In response to the voters, the state legislature attempted to pass another abortion ban.  This new legislation, that contained exceptions for rape, incest and life-threatening conditions, has failed to pass the Senate Affairs committee on an 8 to 1 vote.  For more information and some of the recent history of South Dakota's abortion bans, see TalkLeft.

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