Friday, September 25, 2009
South Dakota Appeals U.S. District Court Decision on its Informed Consent Law
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: South Dakota appealing judge's ruling in abortion case:
Attorney General Marty Jackley is appealing a judge’s ruling which struck down portions of South Dakota’s law on informed consent for abortion.
U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier last month said doctors should not have to tell pregnant women that abortion increases the risk of suicide and suicidal thoughts or that they enjoy a legally protected relationship with their unborn children. She found suicide is not a known risk.
Jackley wants those issues heard on appeal and by the full court of appeals rather than a three-judge panel, according to a news release.
Schreier’s ruling upheld a provision of the law which said abortions “terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living, human being.”