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South Dakota


South Dakota's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

98 percent of South Dakota counties have no abortion clinic


Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice South Dakota
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Twitter: @NARALSD
Phone: 605.334.5065

Political Info and Laws in Brief


  • Governor Dennis Daugaard (R) is anti-choice.


  • The South Dakota House is anti-choice.
  • The South Dakota Senate is anti-choice.


Abortion Bans

South Dakota has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion, has a near-total criminal ban on abortion that would take effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned, and has an unconstitutional and unenforceable ban on abortion procedures.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

South Dakota has a partially unconstitutional and unenforceable law that subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

South Dakota has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law forcing women to go to a CPC and refers women to CPCs.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

South Dakota restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

South Dakota allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

South Dakota restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

South Dakota law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

South Dakota subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

South Dakota restricts post-viability abortion.
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