Last week a Tweet from the South Dakota House Democrats said, “Today women lost more of their rights in SD with HB 1217.” It matched many of the comments made the week before when the United states House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood.
The comment from SD refers to a bill that passed the South Dakota House 49-19 and has been sent to the Senate. Making national headlines for its “extreme” nature, the bill, in simplest form, requires women wanting an abortion have a 72 hour waiting period and receive counseling from a crisis pregnancy center to make sure their decision is not coerced or happening under the emotional pressure of the moment—you know, like when you have any major surgery.
In fact, abortion is the only surgery that one can just pop in, get, and walk out without any required follow-up care. However, the pro-abortion rhetoric these days might make you think otherwise.