Governor Noem's Office sends letter reminding pharmacists of Chemical Abortion Ban

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Pierre, SD) -- Governor Kristi Noem's office is reminding South Dakota pharmacists about the state's ban on chemical abortions.

Noem's office sent a letter this week to pharmacists that outlines ways that state Attorney General Marty Jackley will enforce the ban.

The ban was triggered after the Supreme Court ruled there was no constitutionally-protected right to abortion.

The letter states that a Federal Drug Administration ruling making abortion pills available at pharmacies violates South Dakota law, leading to a felony charge for anyone who administers, prescribes, or obtains the medicine with the intent to induce an abortion.