Minnesota Doctor Vows To Keep Providing Abortion Meds To South Dakota Women

(Pierre, SD) — South Dakota law makes it a felony for doctors or pharmacists to provide medical abortion medicines to women in the state. In response, some women are traveling to other states to obtain the medication. A Minnesota doctor who helps procure mail-order medication abortions for South Dakota women says she plans to continue that practice even if the U.S. Supreme Court outlaws or limits the use of mifepristone, one of the pills used in the process. Dr. Julie Amaon, medical director of Just the Pill, assisted more than 150 South Dakota residents in 2022 and 2023 with online consultations and prescriptions to terminate pregnancies. Amaon, whose group aims to provide abortion access to women who reside in states with strict prohibitions, said Just the Pill will forge ahead no matter what the Supreme Court decides.

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