South Dakota continues to distinguish itself as the leader in passing the most restrictive abortions bans in the nation. Mind you, South Dakota only has ONE clinic that provides abortion at all. ONE. Probably not a coincidence considering how difficult lawmakers in the State want to make it for women to get the procedure.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a law Tuesday 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 have already 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.
“I think everyone agrees with the goal of reducing abortion by encouraging consideration of other alternatives,” the Republican governor said the statement. “I hope that women who are considering an abortion will use this three-day period to make good choices.”
Not surprising to see the Governor spouting paternalistic bullshit about women using the three days to “make good choices.”
Fuck you Governor Daugaard for thinking you have any business being involved in our choices. Obviously if it was up to you, we wouldn’t have a choice at all.