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HB 1293 - Abortion Limitations - Key Vote

South Dakota Key Votes




Stage Details

Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (45-25) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Limitations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that bans abortion except in cases of rape or incest.

- Classifies abortion as a Class 4 Felony [sec. 2]. - Allows abortions in cases of rape or incest or if necessary to save the pregnant woman's life [sec. 2(3)]. - Requires abortions to be performed within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy [sec. 2(3)(a)]. - Requires a police report of the rape or incest be made before the abortion is performed [sec. 2(3)(b)]. - Requires the physician to obtain a sample of DNA from the mother and the fetus/unborn child to give to authorities [sec. 2(3)(e)]. - Requires physicians who perform abortions to submit a report on the facts of the abortion to the Department of Health [sec 12]. - Refers the bill to the ballot in the 2008 election [sec 1].
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Abortion Limitations


  • Mark DeVries (SD - R) (Out Of Office)


  • Jerry Apa (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charlotte 'Charlii' Gilson (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary H. Glenski (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Phyllis M. Heineman (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gordon K. Howie (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roger W. Hunt (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary L. Jerke (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank J. Kloucek (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Al Koistinen (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kathleen 'Kathy' Miles (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William M. 'Bill' Napoli (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul O. Nelson (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kristi Noem (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Al Novstrup (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James R. 'Jim' Peterson (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis R. Schmidt (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Orville B. Smidt (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald D. 'Don' Van Etten (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Keri K. Weems (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Hal G. Wick (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
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