2023 South Dakota Codified Laws
Title 22 - Crimes
Chapter 17 - Unauthorized Abortion
Section 22-17-13 - Unwanted abortion--Threat--Penalty.

22-17-13. Unwanted abortion--Threat--Penalty.

A person is guilty of a Class B felony if, with the intent to cause a pregnant mother to undergo an abortion against her will, the person:

(1)Threatens to commit, against the pregnant mother or any other person within the pregnant mother's presence:

(a)Homicide, murder, or manslaughter, under chapter 22-16;

(b)Aggravated assault, under §22-18-1.1; or

(c)Kidnapping, under chapter 22-19; and

(2)The threat results in the death of the unborn human being, as defined under §34-23A-1.

A charge brought under this section may be commenced at any time prior to the time the victim attains age twenty-five or within seven years of the commission of the crime, whichever is longer.

Source: SL 2019, ch 107, §1; SL 2022, ch 61, §1.

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