South Dakota Planned Parenthood to Follow Law Telling Women Abortion Kills Kids
by Steven Ertelt
August 26, 2009
Pierre, SD (LifeNews.com) — The lone abortion business in South Dakota, run by Planned Parenthood in Sioux Falls, says it will follow a new state law that requires it to inform women that an abortion will kill their unborn child. That provision is a portion of a new state law that a judge upheld last week.
Judge Karen Schreier issued a ruling upholding the part of the law that calls on abortion facilities to inform women considering an abortion that "the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being."
Now, in response to Judge Schreier’s ruling, Planned Parenthood has submitted a plan on how it will comply with the law at its abortion center.
Department of Health spokeswoman told the Associated Press that the correction plan is under review and that the agency plans on enforcing the law now that the judge has upheld it.
Planned Parenthood officials had refused to follow the law and came close to the state health department revoking its medical license as a result.
The state health department drafted a letter to the abortion business on August 7 saying that, during an inspection in May, it failed to properly inform women of the effects of an abortion. The letter gave Planned Parenthood until August 22 to submit a plan to correct its failure to follow state law.
The state legislature approved modifications to the informed consent law in 2005 with that instruction and information on the plethora of medical and psychological problems associated with abortion.
Planned Parenthood claimed making them tell women the truth about abortion’s problems would infringe on the free speech rights of abortion practitioners and filed suit against the law.
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