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South Dakota Bill Providing Criminal Penalties for Coerced Abortion (HB 1193)

This law was last updated on Aug 1, 2019


South Dakota


HB 1193




Jan 30, 2019


Co-sponsors: 17
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 18


"Coercion" Tests

Full Bill Text

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.

Latest Action

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).