South Dakota is one of 38 states with fetal homicide laws. KELOLAND News has been taking a closer look at the history of that law and other cases it applied to.
There are several laws on South Dakota’s books regarding the death of an unborn child.
The State’s laws regarding homicide were updated to include an unborn child in 1995. South Dakota’s 2006 “fetal homicide” law does not apply to abortion in which the pregnant woman consented.
The law has been applied more often than you may realize.
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