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South Dakota Bill Providing Criminal Penalties for Coerced Abortion (HB 1193)

This law was last updated on Aug 1, 2019


State

South Dakota

Number

HB 1193

Status

Current

Proposed

Jan 30, 2019

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 17
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 18

Topics

"Coercion" Tests

Full Bill Text

sdlegislature.gov

HB 1193 creates a criminal penalty for causing an abortion against a pregnant person’s will.

The bill makes it a Class B felony to threaten certain crimes against a pregnant person or any other person, with the intent to cause a pregnant person to undergo an abortion against their will, and causing the pregnant person to undergo an abortion.

Any threat of the following crimes would apply: homicide, murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, and kidnapping.


Latest Action

1/30/19 – Introduced; referred to House Judiciary Committee.

2/25/19 – Amended; passed the House by a 68-0 vote.

2/28/19 – Passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.

3/4/19 – Passed the Senate by a 32-0 vote.

3/7/19 – Delivered to the governor.

3/20/19 – Signed into law by Gov. Kristi Noem (R).


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