South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem along with several state lawmakers have come to an agreement, a special session of the legislature to address abortion in South Dakota is not necessary.
This comes despite Governor Noem tweeting after the Supreme Court struck down Roe Vs. Wade she would call for a special session to quote “save lives and help mothers.”
In a statement released Friday Noem along with Speaker Pro Temp of the House Jon Hanson, President pro temp of the senate Lee Schenbeck and others called a special session not necessary.
“In the last few weeks, it has become clear that South Dakota is the most pro-life state in the nation. Our laws are saving lives, and resources like Life.SD.gov are helping mothers. For these reasons, we are of one mind that South Dakota can prepare to advance on our progress in the regular legislative session, and a special session will not be necessary.”
Governor Noem pointed to the web site she has launched life.sd.gov expecting and new mothers and families can visit to find resources during and after pregnancy.