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SFLAction Applauds Passage of South Dakota’s Revived Chemical Abortion Restriction

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Lauren Enriquez - 04 Mar 2022

Editorial update: South Dakota is on a roll!

SFLAction heartily celebrates and applauds South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem for signing H.B. 1318 into law! Serving as an excellent preparation for a Post-Roe America, this law will significantly help protect babies and women from the violence of Chemical Abortion, which is ending more lives every day. We hope to see other states follow with similar legislation.

“With more than half of all abortions now committed with Chemical Abortion Pills, South Dakota’s new law provides a life-saving tool to prevent injury, infertility, and even death to women taking life-ending drugs,” said Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins.

“South Dakota took an important step toward the full protection of children and women with the passage of HB 1318,” said Students for Life Action and Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “Chemical Abortion pills are Corporate Abortion’s new frontier, and South Dakota’s forward-thinking elected officials recognize the threat. The Pro-Life Generation will continue working until all children and mothers are fully protected in law from these predators.” 

PIERRE, S.D., and WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-04-22) – This week, South Dakota passed House Bill 1318, a Chemical Abortion Pill regulation supported by Students for Life Action which limits the conditions under which the deadly drugs can be dispensed. The bill was revived after the Senate committee ended a separate Chemical Abortion ban, supported by SFLAction and sponsored by Rep. Steven Haugaard, which would have criminalized all Chemical Abortion violence against children in the state. 

Once signed by Governor Noem, HB 1318 will significantly reduce Chemical Abortion violence by banning online “death by mail” distribution of these dangerous drugs. SFLAction applauds the passage of the revived HB 1318 as an important step toward South Dakota passing a full ban on Chemical Abortions. 

Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life Action and Students for Life of America President, called Abortion Pill pushers “predators” and applauded South Dakota for taking a step toward protecting children and women, saying: 

 “South Dakota took an important step toward the full protection of children and women with the passage of HB 1318. Chemical Abortion pills are Corporate Abortion’s new frontier, and South Dakota’s forward-thinking elected officials recognize the threat. The Pro-Life Generation will continue working until all children and mothers are fully protected in law from these predators.” 

As Jaylem Durousseau, Midwest Regional Coordinator for Students for Life Action and Students for Life of America, has stated, Chemical Abortion pills are deadly to preborn children and dangerous for women. “Thousands of women were hospitalized after receiving a chemical abortion,” said Durousseau, “with at least 26 women dying as a result, according to the FDA.”

Durousseau also notes that more than six in ten people his age – Millennials and Gen Z – oppose the online distribution of Chemical Abortion pills, a recent figure from the Demetree Institute For Pro-Life Advancement.The survey also found that nearly seven in ten members of that age cohort are more likely to support a candidate who supports laws” that require in-person procurement of Chemical Abortion pills.

Learn more about Chemical Abortion pills and watch the This Is Chemical Abortion docuseries, created in partnership with Charlotte Pence Bond, HERE

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Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), make up the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization and a political and policy operation engaging people of all ages. Together they work to end abortion — the human rights issue of our day — and provide political, legal, and community support for women and their children, born and preborn. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA has more than 1,250 groups on middle, high school, college, university, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA creates strategy, policy, and programming to connect those most targeted for abortion with people ready to help and builds a framework for political engagement on their behalf. SFLA and SFLAction have more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry than any other pro-life outreach in the world, reaching more than 2 million people across social media platforms each week and engaging in approximately 100,000 digital conversations per month. Over the last 16 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America.

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