Noem wants to push anti-abortion argument to Supreme Court

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is seeking a role in a pair of legal battles over abortion access as the U.S. Supreme Court reaches a potentially defining moment on the issue.

The Republican governor promised that if South Dakota loses an appeal in a legal fight over a state law that would require women seeking abortions to consult first with crisis pregnancy centers, which generally advise women not to get abortions, she would try to get the Supreme Court to consider the case.

South Dakota is one of 12 states that has enacted an abortion law that would take effect and ban all or nearly all abortions if the Supreme Court overturns its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.

Noem has already signed onto a legal argument that seeks to undermine the Supreme Court’s previous ruling that access to abortions allows women equal economic and social rights.

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