Wednesday, March 23, 2011

South Dakota Gov. Signs Anti Abortion Bill Mandating Nation's Longest Waiting Period

Abortion rights groups are preparing the lawsuits as South Dakota becomes the state with the longest waiting period in the nation — three days! Women will also be forced to endure fake counseling from crackpot anti choice activists at so-called 'pregnancy help centers.'

The law will certainly make it harder for some women to get abortions, said Kathi Di Nicola, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, which runs the clinic in Sioux Falls. Women could have to drive there several times to schedule an abortion, visit a crisis pregnancy center and then get an abortion, she said.

"It would most certainly be a barrier to women who have to travel. South Dakota is a rural state," Di Nicola said. "Many women who are seeking abortion care already have to take time off work, arrange for child care."

Bookmark and Share