State asks appeals court to rehear abortion appeal

2011-10-01T17:05:00Z State asks appeals court to rehear abortion appealThe Associated Press The Associated Press
October 01, 2011 5:05 pm  • 

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.


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  1. 196thlightinfantry
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    196thlightinfantry - October 01, 2011 7:52 pm
    Typical Marty, goes to war on women and leaves the banksters have their way with him. Marty is just another in a long line of why bother to vote. Well republicans, he is your bundle of joy.
  2. badhand
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    badhand - October 01, 2011 7:38 pm
    If you don't get what you want from the voters, then try and go around them. Afterall why should the voters vote count when the politicians know that the voters are wrong.
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