2017 Session Laws

CHAPTER 161

(HB 1101)

Penalty increased for performing an abortion of an unborn child
capable of feeling pain.


        ENTITLED, An Act to increase the penalty for performing an abortion of an unborn child capable of feeling pain.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

    Section 1. That ยง 34-23A-69 be amended to read:

    34-23A-69. It is a Class 1 misdemeanor Class 6 felony to intentionally or recklessly perform, or attempt to perform, an abortion of an unborn child capable of feeling pain unless it is a medical emergency. No penalty may be assessed against the woman upon whom the abortion is performed, or attempted to be performed.

     Signed March 10, 2017
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