South Dakota Abortions Plunged to Zero
Starting in mid-2022, South Dakota became a safer place for unborn babies, thanks to a baby-protecting state trigger law from 2005 that took effect immediately on June 24, the historic day the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health [sic] Organization decision threw out the court’s 1973 Roe v Wade ukase, which declared open season on womb babies.
The South Dakota health department’s month-by-month abortion report for 2022 revealed that no babies were aborted in the second half of the year. Pro-life researcher Tessa Longbons reports a factor in addition to Dobbs, namely that a state law signed in March 2022 prohibits administering drug abortions via telemedicine meet-ups and via mail-order. That law, she says, also hikes the penalty for “the unlicensed practice of medicine involving chemical abortion”.