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Planned Parenthood 'disappointed' by ruling

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The head of Planned Parenthood for South Dakota says she is 'extremely disappointed' a federal appeals court upheld a portion of a 2005 abortion law.

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.

Sarah Stoesz is the president of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota.

She says Tuesday's ruling "represents the greatest intrusion by the government into the patient doctor relationship to date."

She says there is no scientific evidence that shows a cause and effect relationship between abortion and suicide.

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