South Dakota Senate approves longer abortion wait

2013-02-28T14:51:00Z 2013-11-18T16:52:19Z South Dakota Senate approves longer abortion waitThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 28, 2013 2:51 pm  • 

PIERRE | The South Dakota Senate has given final legislative approval to an extension of what is already the nation's longest waiting period for a woman to receive an abortion.

Senators voted 24-9 Thursday to approve the bill, which has already been passed by the House. The measure will become law if signed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

Women seeking abortions in South Dakota currently must wait three days after seeing an abortion clinic doctor before they can have the procedure. The bill would make it so that weekends and holidays do not count in calculating the three-day waiting period.

Supporters say the change would ensure women have time to receive required counseling at pregnancy help centers, which discourage abortions.

Opponents say the measure could hamper many women seeking abortions.

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