South Dakota Plans to Prosecute Doctors Who Perform Abortions

South Dakota Plans to Prosecute Doctors Who Perform Abortions

Doctors To Be PROSECUTED Under Bombshell New Law

( – Following the reversal of Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, several states began taking action, implementing laws of their own. Those that choose to restrict or outright ban abortions also have to decide whether there will be criminal penalties like jail time or a fine for providers or the women seeking an abortion. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) wants her constituents to know she plans to hold practitioners responsible, not women.

On Sunday, June 26, Noem appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” where she talked about the actions she plans to take. She spoke of the importance of supporting women and ensuring they have the resources they need to “navigate pregnancy, birth, parenting, and adoption.”

Noem continued, saying prosecution would only be for “doctors who knowingly break the law to perform abortions” in the state. She also plans to ban telehealth appointments for the procedure and the shipment of abortion pills, which she calls “dangerous medical procedures,” putting women at serious risk. Noem indicated that women should only use the abortion pills under a physician’s direct care, which will be illegal in her state.

With the Supreme Court striking down Roe v. Wade, South Dakota has made abortions illegal, a Class 6 felony carrying the possibility of a 2-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $4,000. The state makes exceptions only when a mother’s life is in danger.

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