As abortion advocates try to find loopholes they can exploit to end the lives of the unborn, Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Sunday said her state has already closed one she will fight to keep that way.
And being peppered by clearly hostile questions from a mainstream media interviewer didn’t shake her resolution a bit.
Noem said that the moment the Supreme Court overruled the Roe v. Wade decision on Friday, a South Dakota law took effect that made abortion illegal in South Dakota except to save the life of a mother.
During an appearance on the CBS show “Face the Nation” Noem said South Dakota has a ban on so-called telemedicine abortions, a workaround in states where abortion is restricted by which a woman finds an online doctor or uses the phone to get an abortion pill shipped to her home.
“I brought a bill that would ban telemedicine abortions, which means a doctor off the internet or over the phone could prescribe an abortion for an individual because these are very dangerous medical procedures, a woman is five times more likely to end up in an emergency room if they’re utilizing this kind of method for an abortion. So, it’s something that should be under the supervision of a medical doctor and it is something in South Dakota that we’ve made sure happens that way,” she said.