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Key Parts of SD Abortion Informed Consent Law Effective Jul. 1

Key Parts of SD Abortion Informed Consent Law Effective Jul. 1

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that a federal District Court has issued an Order which will allow key requirements of the South Dakota Legislature’s recent abortion legislation to go into effect. The legislation expands the requirement that risks of abortion be disclosed. Pursuant to the 2011 and 2012 legislation and the Order, beginning July 1, 2012, doctors who perform abortions must assess each woman for preexisting risk factors such as coercion and must advise the woman about the risk of adverse psychological outcomes.

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