Thursday, July 28, 2011
South Dakota Won't Appeal Preliminary Injunction Halting New Abortion Law
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: S.D. won't appeal injunction to blunt limits on abortions, by John Hult:
South Dakota won't appeal an injunction that stops a restrictive abortion law from taking effect, Attorney General Marty Jackley said Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier granted a request from Planned Parenthood to block the implementation of House Bill 1217 on June 30.
The new law would impose a three-day waiting period for women seeking an abortion and require them to seek counseling from a crisis pregnancy center.
Jackley's office said letting the injunction stand as the case moves through federal court will save the state money in the long run. . . .