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National Briefing / South Dakota

Abortion consent law upheld in part

August 21, 2009|Times Staff and Wire Reports

A federal judge upheld part of a state law that requires women to be told that abortion ends a human life, but struck down disclosures that the procedure increases the likelihood of suicide and that the women have an existing relationship with the fetus.

U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier's decision ends a lawsuit that Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota filed in response to a 2005 informed consent law.

The organization operates the state's only abortion clinic, which is in Sioux Falls.

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