- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A measure that would require abortion providers to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions that they may be able to have a live birth if they change their mind has passed through a legislative committee.

The House State Affairs committee voted unanimously to approve the bill. It now heads to the full chamber.

The measure would require practitioners to inform women undergoing medical abortions, in which two drugs are taken separately, that they may be able to discontinue the abortion if they don’t take the second drug.

Republican Rep. Leslie Heinemann says it “behooves” lawmakers to provide that opportunity.

Mitch Richter is a lobbyist for the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families. He says the bill is an example of politics getting in the way of good health care.

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