P. Parenthood Seeks to Block S.D. Abortion Law

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Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit to stop a South Dakota law that would require women seeking abortions to wait three days and undergo counseling at pregnancy help centers.

The lawsuit asks a federal judge to suspend the law from taking effect until a final ruling can be made on whether it violates women's constitutional rights. The law goes into effect July 1.

The measure requires that an abortion only be scheduled by a doctor who has personally met with a woman. The abortion cannot be performed until at least 72 hours after the first doctor visit.

State Attorney General Marty Jackley said he would not comment until he had read the lawsuit.

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