HEALTHY LIVING
07/28/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

South Dakota Abortion Ruling Forces Doctors To Read Script About "Unique Living Human Being"

In a victory for antiabortion forces, doctors in South Dakota are now required to tell a woman seeking an abortion that the procedure "will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique living human being."

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit last week lifted a preliminary injunction that prevented the language from taking effect. A spokesman for Planned Parenthood, which runs the state's only abortion clinic, said doctors will begin reciting the script to patients as early as this week.

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