Steven Aden, senior counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, identifies the fact that women who have an abortion may experience many repercussions. Among other things, abortion has been linked to suicide. Consequently, the state of South Dakota is doing everything it can to inform pregnant women that there are options other than abortion. Aden writes:
In March 2011, South Dakota’s Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the Abortion Informed Consent Statute into law. Although the constitutionality of the law was immediately challenged, and Planned Parenthood recoiled at the thought of mothers being informed of all the dangers abortion poses for them (in addition to the child), the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that all major provisions of the law can stand.