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With Texas as model, Noem seeks more abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 03: U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) speaks during a news conference February 3, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Noem spoke at the news conference along with House GOP leaders to discuss issues related to jobs and responded to the latest unemployment figure, a rate of 8.3 percent, the lowest in three years, that was released this morning. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Gov. Kristi Noem wants to pass tougher abortion restrictions in South Dakota, after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a Texas law banning most abortions in that state to go forward. The Texas law prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity. This is usually around six weeks and before many women know they’re pregnant. Noem says in light of that, she’s directing her office to immediately review the laws and make sure that South Dakota has the toughest abortion restrictions in the books.


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