Federal judge blocks South Dakota abortion law with 72-hour waiting period

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of South Dakota [official website] issued a preliminary injunction [order, PDF] Thursday blocking a South Dakota abortion regulation [HB 1217] requiring a 72-hour waiting period. Judge Karen Shreier ruled that the American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota (ACLUSD) and Planned Parenthood Federation of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota [advocacy websites] were likely to succeed on their claims provisions in the law violate doctors’ and patients’ First Amendment…

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