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South Dakota Doctors Ordered to Say Abortions Lead to Suicideposted on July 30, 2012
At Mother Jones, Kate Sheppard reports that a federal appeals court upheld South Dakota’s “informed consent law,” which requires “doctors to tell women seeking abortions that they will face ‘increased risk of suicide ideation and suicide.'” Sheppard notes that South Dakota has recently become a battleground over state legislative efforts to restrict access to abortion. “South Dakota has passed a number of anti-abortion laws in recent years–so many that the state created a separate ‘Life Protection Fund’ to defend them in court,” writes Sheppard.