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.
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.
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.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers
South Dakota refers women to CPCs and forces women to submit to a lecture at a CPC.
Insurance Prohibition for Abortion
South Dakota restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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 parental notice.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
South Dakota subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
South Dakota restricts post-viability abortion.