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Abortion notification bill clears committee

PIERRE -- A bill that would require women seeking abortions to be given the name and telephone number of an organization that combats sex trafficking moved through the Senate Health and Human Services Committee Wednesday morning.

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PIERRE - A bill that would require women seeking abortions to be given the name and telephone number of an organization that combats sex trafficking moved through the Senate Health and Human Services Committee Wednesday morning.

With the 6-0 vote, Senate Bill 102 advances to the full chamber.

Proponents say the measure is aimed at getting women out of dangerous and violent situations.

The written notice given to women would be from the state Department of Social Services and would read, "If someone is sexually abusing you or causing you to exchange sex for something of value, and you want help, call 911, or the telephone number provided on this notice."

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