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South Dakota Attorney General lauds upholding of abortion suicide advisory

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Attorney General Marty Jackley says a Tuesday ruling by a federal appeals court makes it "very clear" that a 2005 abortion law is constitutional.

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that doctors in South Dakota can be required by the state to warn women seeking abortions that they face an increased risk of suicide if they go through with the procedure.

The provision was the final piece under litigation for the 2005 law.

Says Jackley, "Now, essentially, the entirety of the 2005 legislation aimed at helping inform a woman of certain risks before an abortion will now be in place and all of it will be in effect."

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