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South Dakota extends its already super long 72-hour waiting period before an abortion

Not content to have one of the longest mandatory waiting period laws in the country, South Dakota has now made it even worse.

South Dakota Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard on Friday signed into law a measure that excludes weekends and holidays from the state’s 72-hour waiting period for abortions, potentially making the wait the longest in the nation.

This means that in South Dakota–a state that has only one abortion clinic–you may be forced to wait up to six days if you try to get an abortion before a three-day weekend. The law originally would have required the patient to receive propaganda counseling at an anti-choice crisis pregnancy center too. That part was blocked by the courts, but proponents argued the extension was necessary to ensure ...

Not content to have one of the longest mandatory waiting period laws in the country, South Dakota has now made it even worse.

South Dakota Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard on Friday signed into law a measure that ...