01 Jul '11, 12am

Judge calls SD's 72 hour wait and mandatory counseling "degrading" and "unconstitutional" #prochoice

Judge calls SD's 72 hour wait and mandatory counseling "degrading" and "unconstitutional" #prochoice

South Dakota’s new draconian abortion law that would require all women seeking out the procedure to first visit a doctor to ensure she is not being coerced, then wait 72 hours as well visit a crisis pregnancy center to again ensure she is not being coerced, and only then finally go in to have an abortion will not be going into effect tomorrow, July 1st. A federal judge has blocked the law from being implemented while courts decide on the constitutionality of the legislation. Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota is declaring the decision a “decisive victory for Planned Parenthood and the women and families of South Dakota,” which would have made South Dakota the most restrictive state in the country in which to obtain an abortion. President and CEO Sarah Stoesz states, “This law represents a blatant intrusion by politicians into difficult decisions women...

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