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Saturday, Nov. 5 was the first day that movements looking to place initiated amendments or measures on the 2024 ballot could begin collecting signatures. That day, Dakotans for Health, an organization that has supported several referendums in the past decade, kicked off their drive to change South Dakota's abortion.
It is the latest scandal for Walker, a first-time candidate for office who has also faced allegations of domestic violence.
The poll revealed no significant differences in responses based on age, gender or region of the state. Though there were partisan differences, a majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents support holding a statewide abortion referendum; support legalized abortion in the cases of rape and incest; and support allowing residents to leave the state to legally seek abortions in other states.
Plans moving forward to put constitutional amendment before voters in 2024 to preserve access to abortion in the state. Two previous statewide elections, in 2006 and 2008, rejected legislative efforts to ban abortion in most cases.
As states grapple with the future of abortion in the U.S., Michigan, California, and Vermont could become the first states to let voters decide whether the right to abortion should be written into the state constitution.
The event was intended as an action in peaceful civil disobedience, and Omar’s office announced shortly ahead of the event that “these types of protests have led to arrests of lawmakers in the past.”

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In addition to the recent ban on telehealth administration of the medication, legislators in the state may soon target providers outside the state mailing the medication into South Dakota. The ensuing legal fight is one of many uncertainties to be sorted out by the courts.
Abortion-related legislation planned for the special session will instead be introduced during the regular legislative session early next year, the governor said in a joint statement released Friday afternoon.
Abortion may be covered by a health plan, but if no providers are available, patients don’t have access. However, people with insurance that does not cover abortion can still get one — but only if it’s available in their states or they can afford to travel and pay out-of-pocket. There are also a host of unanswered questions about whether states that restrict abortion will have the legal authority to target abortion coverage in employer plans.

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