AG: Appeals Court Will Rehear Abortion Appeal
December 6, 2011, 10:27 AM
SIOUX FALLS, SD -
The South Dakota Attorney General's office says a federal appeals court has agreed to rehear a case dealing with a 2005 South Dakota abortion law.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in September agreed with U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier's decision to strike down parts of the law requiring doctors to tell patients the procedure increases the likelihood of suicide.
But the appeals court overturned Schreier's ruling that it was unconstitutional to require doctors in South Dakota to tell women they have an existing relationship with a fetus that is protected by law. Planned Parenthood had filed the lawsuit.
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the full 11-member court will rehear arguments related to the suicide advisory in January.
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
The Associate Press corrected the month of the prior decision to September.
© 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
1/28/2015 6:02 PM
Imagine driving home in the winter with the sun still shining. It could be possible if a proposal in the South Dakota legislature passes that would pu...
1/26/2015 12:37 PM
68-year-old Branstad fell ill at an event on Monday, and was transported by ambulance to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
1/29/2015 6:23 AM
More than 5,100 people have been killed in a bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian separatists.
1/29/2015 3:18 PM
The Republican-controlled Senate has passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
1/26/2015 5:41 PM
The City of Sioux Falls announced Monday that an independent hearing examiner has found the city used a fair system to select the ambulance provider P...