South Dakota legislators introduce new abortion bill Natalie Hrubos at 12:35 PM ET
[JURIST] South Dakota lawmakers introduced a new abortion bill Wednesday that would ban the practice except in cases of rape, incest and serious risk to a woman's health. The state legislature passed [JURIST report] a law banning most abortions [text, PDF] in the state last year, but voters rejected the ban [JURIST report] at the polls in November. The law did not allow abortions where a woman's health is at risk and some say that is why voters rejected it. AP has more.
In related news, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit [official website] announced earlier this month that it will rehear arguments on a preliminary injunction imposed last year [JURIST report] which prevented South Dakota from enforcing a 2005 abortion law [text] that requires doctors who perform abortions to tell women that abortion ends the lives of "human beings."
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