South Dakota Passes Tougher Regulations on Abortions

South Dakota became the first state in the country to require a woman seeking an abortion to visit a pregnancy help center first and submit to counseling to ensure her decision is "voluntary" and "informed." Under the new law the woman must also wait at least 72 hours after completing the counseling before she can schedule an abortion, the longest waiting period in the nation. The law goes into effect on July 1. "I think everyone agrees with the goal of reducing abortion by encouraging...Full Story
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