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South Dakota Resolution Petitioning Congress to Defund Planned Parenthood (SCR 9)

This law was last updated on May 23, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice


South Dakota




Failed to Pass


Feb 12, 2019


Co-sponsors: 33
Primary Sponsors: 2
Total Sponsors: 35


Funding Restrictions for Family Planning

Full Bill Text

SCR 9 is a resolution petitioning Congress and the president to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding.

The resolution falsely claims:

WHEREAS, New York state recently passed one of the most barbaric abortion laws in United States history, essentially making it legal to abort a baby at any stage of pregnancy, up to the moment of birth, and even removed legal protections for babies born alive from botched abortions.

The resolution further states:

WHEREAS, in July 2015, investigative journalists with the Center for Medical Progress began releasing a series of undercover videos in which various senior leaders of Planned Parenthood spoke in astonishingly frank, horrific, and euphemistic ways about unborn babies, their use of illegal abortion methods, and their harvesting of tissues and organs from unborn babies to further profit from the practice of abortion.

The resolution also claims that:

[…]an estimated sixty-one million, forty-four thousand nine hundred thirty-eight babies have been aborted in the United States since 1973.

The resolution goes on to condemn the passage of the “Reproductive Health Act” by the New York State Assembly—which removed abortion from the state’s criminal code and codified Roe v. Wade into New York State law.

Related Legislation

Similar to HR 1003 and HR 1004.

Latest Action

2/12/19 – Introduced.