Noem’s appeal of abortion pills order put on hold

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ordered that a case between Planned Parenthood and the state of South Dakota be put on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a decision in a separate case that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide.

The South Dakota lawsuit is over a rule pushed by Republican Gov. Kristi Noem that would require abortion-seekers to make three separate visits to a doctor to take abortion pills.

Planned Parenthood asserted that the rule would have ended its ability to provide medicine-induced abortions. However, South Dakota is one of 13 states with a trigger law that would ban abortions altogether if Roe is overturned.

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