Skip to comments.South Dakota 3-day abortion waiting period now law
Posted on 03/22/2011 3:39:41 PM PDT by topher
South Dakota 3-day abortion waiting period now law
by Peter Smith
Tue Mar 22 5:08 PM EST
PIERRE, South Dakota, March 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) South Dakotas new pro-life Republican governor signed into law Tuesday legislation that requires a three-day waiting period for women seeking abortion.
I think everyone agrees with the goal of reducing abortion by encouraging consideration of other alternatives, said Gov. Dennis Daugaard in a statement. I hope that women who are considering an abortion will use this three-day period to make good choices.
The law (HB 1217) is aimed at preventing mothers from feeling coerced or pressured into having an abortion, and requires that women have a one-on-one session with a crisis pregnancy center counselor during the 72-hour waiting period.
The mother would have to certify that she obtained counseling, and learned about the assistance and education available to help her keep and care for her child, prior to undergoing an abortion.
While nearly half of U.S. states have 24-hour waiting periods for abortion, South Dakota is the first state to make a three-day waiting period. The law is set to take effect July 1.
The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, and Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota have announced that they will sue the state of South Dakota over the law. Planned Parenthood is the sole remaining operator of an abortion facility in the state.
Supporters of the legislation have pledged to raise private funds to finance a constitutional defense.
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However, some people may have time to consider adoption as an option
Nice start, Governor.
This will anger the pro choice witches....
Yeah, they’ve got a problem with choice. Pro-choice = no choice. Notice how when the news came out that 60% of the black babies in NYC are killed before they’re born, the NYC City Council went on the warpath to try to force out of business-— the prolife crisis pregnancy centers.
"You mean it's OK to wait three days to buy a gun because you might want to kill someone but it's not OK to wait three days to actually kill someone" ?
I used this today and the libtard was pretty much speechless
I wonder how quickly will this place shut down if Federal dollars were not in the pipeline supporting PP
What the hell is this shit?
NO abortion on demand?
You mean I have to think obout killing innocent babies??????
Hm. I had heard from my mother-in-law that there were NO Planned Parenthood offices left in the state. I wonder if they have standing to sue?
The liberal media must be major fits about this.
One of the major methods of promoting abortion is to pressure the potential client into having one as soon as she is informed of the pregnancy test results, while she is still in a state of shock and disbelief and before she has had a chance to think about the actual baby and what it means.
The idea that a cooling off period somehow interferes with the “right” to have an abortion just doesn’t hold water. It is routine to wait weeks in some cases for a medical procedure. If all that is being discussed is a routine medical procedure, then what difference does waiting three days make?
Well this law got shot down today by a federal judge appoimted by clinton.