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South Dakota

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Growing Area in U.S. Has Almost No Access to Legal Abortion

What do you do when the nearest abortion provider is 600 miles away? This is a question facing an increasing number of people in Idaho, Montana, and North and South Dakota.

Grade

South Dakota's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

98 percent of South Dakota counties have no abortion provider

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice South Dakota
info@prochoicesd.org
Website
Facebook page
Twitter: @NARALSD
Phone: 605.334.5065

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Dennis Daugaard (R) is anti-choice.

Legislature

  • The South Dakota House is anti-choice.
  • The South Dakota Senate is anti-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Bans

South Dakota has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion, has a near-total criminal ban on abortion that would take effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned, and has an unconstitutional and unenforceable ban on abortion procedures.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

South Dakota has a partially unconstitutional and unenforceable law that subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

South Dakota refers women to CPCs and forces women to submit to a lecture at a CPC.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

South Dakota restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

South Dakota allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

South Dakota restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

South Dakota law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

South Dakota subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

South Dakota restricts post-viability abortion.
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