SIOUX FALLS -- State officials have asked a federal appeals court to rehear a case dealing with a 2005 South Dakota abortion law.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month agreed with U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier's decision to strike down parts of the law requiring doctors to tell patients the procedure increases the likelihood of suicide.
But the appeals court overturned Schreier's ruling that it was unconstitutional to require doctors in South Dakota to tell women they have an existing relationship with a fetus that is protected by law. Planned Parenthood had filed the lawsuit.
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley tells the Argus Leader the state is asking all 11 appeals judges to rehear the appeal.