SD gov: Bar abortion pills, but don’t punish women for them

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Dakota’s Republican governor pledged on Sunday to bar mail-order abortion pills but said women should not face prosecution for seeking them. In apparent defiance of legal guidance by the Justice Department after the Supreme Court last week stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, Kristi Noem indicated in national television interviews … Read more

South Dakota will prosecute abortion docs and restrict access to pills: Gov. Noem

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Sunday said her state will prosecute doctors who perform abortions and will work to restrict women’s access to abortion pills. South Dakota is among 10 states with “trigger laws” that declared abortion a criminal offense immediately upon the US Supreme Court’s decision Friday to strike down the 1973 Roe … Read more

Jason Ravnsborg convicted on 2 impeachment charges, removed as South Dakota Attorney General

The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of two impeachment charges stemming from a 2020 car crash in which he killed a pedestrian, triggering his automatic removal from office. A vote was pending on whether Ravnsborg should be barred from holding future office. Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota attorney general, speaks during … Read more

South Dakota AG convicted on 2 impeachment charges, removed

PIERRE, SD (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of two impeachment charges stemming from a 2020 fatal accident, removing and barring him from future office in a stinging rebuke that showed most senators didn’t believe his account of the crash. Ravnsborg, a first-term Republican who only recently announced … Read more

South Dakota becomes twelfth US state to probe hepatitis case

South Dakota is now probing a case of child hepatitis, becoming the twelfth state to report the disease—after a child in Wisconsin died from the condition. Health chiefs in the state said the patient was less than 10 years old and lived in Brown County, on the North Dakota border. It takes the US total … Read more

South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg impeached over fatal crash

The South Dakota House voted Tuesday to impeach state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg over a car crash he was involved in back in 2020. Ravnsborg killed a pedestrian but initially said he might have struck a deer or another large animal. The GOP attorney general pleaded no contest in August 2021 to a pair of … Read more

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg Faces Republican Revolt on Impeachment Over Killing Joe Boever

If South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg long seemed virtually certain to dodge any real consequences for fatally running over a pedestrian in 2020, it looks increasingly like he faces a real threat. Not to his liberty, but to his political career. And the danger comes not just from his longtime nemesis Gov. Kristi Noem, … Read more