BREAKING NEWS ~ Abortion ban passes South Dakota legislature after House vote

[JURIST] AP is reporting that the South Dakota House of Representatives has given final approval to a bill [text] that would ban nearly all abortions in the state. The state Senate approved the abortion ban [JURIST report] earlier this week.

Under the bill, doctors who perform abortions would face up to five years in jail, except when necessary to save a woman's life. The bill now goes to Governor Mike Rounds [official website] for signature. AP has more.

 

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