Women in South Dakota will Now Have to be Informed of Empirically Validated Psychological Risks of Abortion as a Federal Appeals Court Releases Summary Motion in HB 1166!


Dr. Priscilla Coleman, WECARE Director has served as an expert in South Dakota for a case that began 7 years ago. Today a Federal Appeals Court ruled on the final disclosure related to increased risk of suicide that was contested by Planned Parenthood.   Women seeking abortion in South Dakota will now be provided scientifically verified information: "A description of all known medical risks of the procedure and statistically significant risk factors to which the pregnant woman would be subjected, including: (i) Depression and related psychological distress; (ii) Increased risk of suicide ideation and suicide."