As of Thursday, South Dakota is now the second state to be abortion-free. Governor Krist Noem celebrated the closing of the state’s last abortion clinic. She tweeted:
“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.”
South Dakota joins Oklahoma, which has also abolished most abortions from the point of conception.
The clinic is in Sioux Falls, SD, and performed abortions for women in the state, as well as women in North Dakota, and Minnesota. The clinic performed its last abortion on Monday.
When the Supreme Court’s draft decision was leaked, Noem wrote, “If this report is true and Roe v. Wade is overturned, I will immediately call for a special session to save lives and guarantee that every unborn child has a right to life in South Dakota.”