South Dakota is now abortion free.
GOP Gov. Kristi Noem announced on Thursday the closing of her state’s last abortion center.
REPORT: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announces the closing of the state's last abortion center.
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) June 17, 2022
“Abortions have stopped in South Dakota. We have prayed for this day, and now it is here,” Noem said.
“Now, we must redouble our focus on taking care of mothers in crisis. Help is available for you. Adoption is an option. You are never alone.”
Abortions have stopped in South Dakota. We have prayed for this day, and now it is here.
Now, we must redouble our focus on taking care of mothers in crisis. Help is available for you. Adoption is an option. You are never alone.https://t.co/dlBs6sd7R8
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) June 16, 2022
‘WE PRAYED FOR THIS DAY’: Governor Kristi Noem Announces ‘Abortions Have Stopped in South Dakota’ https://t.co/6GEdEehiLz
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 17, 2022
“The Plains state has become the second in the nation to not have any operating abortion centers as the last abortion business, run by Planned Parenthood in Sioux Falls, has stopped killing babies in abortions,” LifeNews stated.
The New York Times confirmed that the last abortion was performed this week.
The only clinic in South Dakota, Planned Parenthood in Sioux Falls, which also served patients from North Dakota and Minnesota, performed its last abortion Monday, even though the state has not yet banned it. Abortions at the clinic were already sporadic. A Minnesota doctor flew in around once a month to provide them.
There were just 125 abortions reported in South Dakota in 2020, a drop of 70 percent from 2019 and a record low in the state. Chemical abortions fell by 65 percent, making up 39 percent of all abortions in the state.
Earlier this year, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed into law a pro-life bill that bans mail-order abortions.
The new law would require abortion facilities to provide direct medical supervision to mothers when they take abortion drugs to abort their unborn babies and prevents the sales of such drugs by mail that kill babies and kill or injure mothers as well.
Gov. Kristi Noem, a pro-life Republican, proposed the legislation after Joe Biden’s administration got rid of safety regulations for the abortion drug mifepristone late last year and began allowing abortion businesses to sell it through the mail. After proposing legislation to restore the pro-life rule, the South Dakota legislature approved it.
“The two bills that I am signing today are crucial, because they are also protections for mothers,” Noem wrote in a statement. “We must remember that abortion has two victims: both the unborn child who loses their life and the mother who must go through the physical and emotional trauma of the procedure.”