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By Stephen Groves, Associated Press
South Dakota's election results and maps for the 2022 midterm primary elections.
The South Dakota Legislature has passed a proposal from Gov. Kristi Noem that aims to make the state one of the hardest places in the U.S. to get abortion pills. But it won't actually be enacted unless the state prevails…
South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem has signed a bill that will ban transgender girls and college-age women from playing in school sports leagues that match their gender identity.
Gov. Kristi Noem initiated the rule change through an executive order. It would have required abortion-seekers to return to a doctor to receive the second of two drugs used for a medication abortion.
The rule approved Thursday requires women to return to a doctor to receive the second of two drugs used to carry out a medication abortion. Usually women receive both drugs in one visit, but take the second medication at home.
Gov. Kristi Noem opposed marijuana legalization as a social ill, but her administration argued in court that the amendment would have broken technical rules of the state constitution.
Gov. Kristi Noem instigated the legal fight to strike down the amendment passed by voters in November.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has issued an executive order to restrict access to abortion medication and make it clear that medicine-induced abortions fall within state law requiring an in-person consultation with a physician.
Shortly after the bill died, the governor, who has emerged as a prominent national figure in the GOP, issued two executive orders that Republican lawmakers said amounted to an effort to salvage her reputation with conservatives.
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