SD: Law mandates three-day wait on abortions

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March 23, 2011
The Associated Press    
Posted in PND News

"Governor Dennis Daugaard signed a law yesterday requiring women to wait three days after meeting with a doctor to have an abortion, the longest waiting period in the nation. Abortion rights groups immediately said they plan to file a lawsuit challenging the measure, which also requires women to undergo counseling at pregnancy help centers that discourage abortions. Daugaard, who gave no interviews after signing the bill, said in a written statement that he has conferred with state attorneys who will defend the law in court and a sponsor who has pledged private money to finance the state’s legal costs." (03/23/11)

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