The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports House Bill 1130, a bill to ensure a woman seeking a chemical (pharmaceutical) abortion is provided reliable information on how she may “discontinue” that abortion. Chemical abortions are conducted through a several-step protocol, whereby a woman will take multiple drugs in sequence, with several days passing between the ingestion of each. If a pregnant woman has second thoughts or changes her mind after taking the first drug, it may be possible to “discontinue” the abortion protocol and, with appropriate medical treatment, increase the chance of her child’s survival. House Bill 1130 improves the information that is provided and directs pregnant mothers towards reliable resources, and ensures they are given this information at the most appropriate time.

Categories: 2021 Session