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(3) A criminal act as referred to in subsection 1 is not committed by a physician who undertakes this procedure in a health care establishment in the public sector, in cases in which:
1. the pregnancy is endangering the mother's life or seriously jeopardizing her health, according to the diagnosis of two physicians other than the physician carrying out the procedure referred to in subsection 1, such diagnosis being unnecessary if the threat to the mother's life has to be eliminated immediately;
2. the death of the unborn child is due to measures taken to save the mother's life or prevent serious injury to her health, this risk having been diagnosed by two other physicians;
this is for the ones who would proclaim so vehemantly that the mother's health, and her life, is never, ever at risk when abortion is withheld!!!
another refused to have a c-section and walked out of the emergency room for find another healthcare p rovider, they hospital staff immediately went to the courts to get a court order, of course, by the time they got it, well, she had given birth to a healthy baby!!
and there's been several laws contested in the courts of late, deemed unconstitutional because they leave out that one little stipulation about the mother's health and well being.
and yes, I have had some on these boards say that there's never any medical necissity for an abortion.....
Originally posted by dawnstar
SD House Approves Abortion Ban