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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:09 PM

Abortions resume in South Dakota after a 7-month halt

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Abortions resume in South Dakota after a 7-month halt

BY KATE SMITH
NOVEMBER 20, 2020 / 1:22 PM / CBS NEWS

Technically, abortion is legal in South Dakota. But for all but one day of the month, it might as well not be.

For decades, patients seeking an abortion have faced barriers in South Dakota a state that's home to dozens of restrictions and only one clinic but the coronavirus proved to be an obstacle too much to overcome. After years of flying out-of-state doctors to its lone health center in Sioux Falls, Planned Parenthood halted abortion services there in March, citing travel concerns caused by the virus. For seven months this year, abortion wasn't available in South Dakota, marking the longest a state has gone without the procedure since it was legalized nationwide nearly 50 years ago.

Abortion services resumed in October, but only for one day a month. Sarah Stoesz, who leads the clinic, says there aren't enough appointments for everyone that's called to request one. Instead, they've had to tell patients to wait until the next month or go out of state. She says she's sure that not everyone who wants an abortion in South Dakota is able to get one.

"People assume that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land and that means that if they need help they can get help, but that's not true in places like South Dakota," said Stoesz in a telephone interview.

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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:15 PM

1. If you want Pro-choice than stop voting for Republicans.

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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 03:45 PM

2. Sturgis vs. Abortion doc

South Dakota - >
350,000 mosly unmasked people attending biker rally OK. Personal choice.
Vs.
1 (presumably masked) doctor flying in 1 x/mo to do abortions. Masked, gowned etc during procedures. Not OK. Infection Risk.

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