Noem Pushing Tougher Rules For Abortion Pills


     South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is pushing strict new rules for medicine-induced abortions that would be among the most restrictive in the country, but a legislative committee has withheld its approval until it can get more information on the proposal. 

      Noem’s Department of Health proposed rule adds further requirements for women to get abortion pills, including requiring them to see a doctor three separate times and be within their first nine weeks of pregnancy. 

      Noem argues restrictions on abortion pills are necessary for the safety of women, but abortion-rights advocates say the pills have been used safety for years by millions of women and Noem is just continuing her long crusade to halt all abortions..