South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announces proposal to ban most abortions in the state

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is taking another step toward fulfilling her September pledge to ensure South Dakota has the “strongest pro-life laws in the books.”

The first-term governor’s latest round of pro-life bills was announced Friday, the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The two bills would adopt similar legislation to Texas’ Heartbeat Act preventing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected and finalize Noem’s September executive order blocking telemedicine abortions.