Dobbs Decision

June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, leaving the question of abortion’s legality to the states. 

The SDSMA supports physician and patient autonomy in the provision of evidence-based medical services. Our position remains that an abortion is a personal health and medical decision to be made by a qualified physician and patient.

The recent decision creates a new level of political and legal uncertainty for South Dakota physicians and their patients.  Our physician leadership and attorneys will continue to monitor the legal situation.

Crucial Conversations with Physicians: The Overturn of Roe v. Wade

Watch — Crucial Conversations with Physicians: The Overturn of Roe v. Wade  (video available to SDSMA members)

On August 9, the SDSMA held a “Crucial Conversations with Physicians” webinar with an attorney presenting information on the legal implications for physicians – (i.e., what happens now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned, how might state laws be implemented and enforced including South Dakota's “trigger ban,” definitions of medical emergencies in which federal law pre-empts state bans, etc.)

South Dakota State Medical Association
2600 W 49th St Ste 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605.336.1965 | Fax: 605.274.3274

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