South Dakota Bill Providing Criminal Penalties for Coerced Abortion (HB 1193)
This law was last updated on Aug 1, 2019
HB 1193 creates a criminal penalty for causing an abortion against a pregnant person’s will.
The bill makes it a Class B felony to threaten certain crimes against a pregnant person or any other person, with the intent to cause a pregnant person to undergo an abortion against their will, and causing the pregnant person to undergo an abortion.
Any threat of the following crimes would apply: homicide, murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, and kidnapping.
1/30/19 – Introduced; referred to House Judiciary Committee.
2/25/19 – Amended; passed the House by a 68-0 vote.
2/28/19 – Passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.
3/4/19 – Passed the Senate by a 32-0 vote.
3/7/19 – Delivered to the governor.
3/20/19 – Signed into law by Gov. Kristi Noem (R).