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South Dakota ‘Preborn Infant Beheading Ban’ Amended to Personhood Resolution (HB 1230)

This law was last updated on Apr 25, 2016

This law is Anti–Choice


South Dakota


HB 1230


Failed to Pass


Feb 17, 2015


Dilation and Evacuation Bans, Personhood

Full Bill Text

HB 1230, as amended, would recognize the sanctity of human life.


Passed the House on February 19, 2015 by a vote of 65-3. Tabled by Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

HB 1230 originally was the Preborn Infant Beheading Ban, a law which targeted dilation and evacuation, a procedure frequently used during second-trimester abortions. On February 19, 2015, it was extensively amended (hoghoused) and became, essentially, a resolution recognizing the sanctity of human life.  Bizarrely, the “bill” does not say when life begins or offer any definitions.