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Judge Halts Enforcement of South Dakota Abortion Law

By Kevin Fayle on July 08, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of South Dakota's strict new abortion law while courts decide the constitutionality of the new statute. The law imposes a three-day waiting period before a woman may obtain an abortion and requires women to undergo counseling at a "pregnancy help center" that advises against abortions. The judge found that the challengers to the law had sufficiently demonstrated that the law likely violated the constitution, which warranted a preliminary injunction preventing the law from going into effect. Judge Halts Enforcement of South Dakota Abortion Law

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