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South Dakota laws at a glance:
South Dakota has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion, and has a near-total criminal ban on abortion that will take effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
BIASED COUNSELING AND MANDATORY DELAY:
South Dakota law subjects women seeking abortions to biased counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
REFUSAL TO PROVIDE MEDICAL SERVICES:
South Dakota allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive health services, information, or referrals.
RESTRICTIONS ON LOW INCOME WOMEN'S ACCESS TO ABORTION:
South Dakota restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
RESTRICTIONS ON YOUNG WOMEN'S ACCESS TO ABORTION:
South Dakota law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating that one parent be notified 48 hours prior to the procedure.
TARGETED REGULATION OF ABORTION PROVIDERS (TRAP):
South Dakota law subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
For more information on each of these laws, please refer to our Attacks On Choice section.