Gov. Kristi Noem Takes Another Big Step To Stop Abortions

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem

( – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, a Republican who many in the base of the party believe could be president someday, announced a significant step to stop abortions in her state above and beyond what the United States Supreme Court ruled on Friday when it overturned Roe v. Wade.

Appearing yesterday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Noem “said she will ban telemedicine appointments with abortion care providers who prescribe pills online in the GOP-controlled state in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade,” according to The Hill publication.

According to The Hill, “Noem told host Margaret Brennan…that she brought a bill forward in her state to ban the telemedicine appointments in order to block women from buying prescription abortion pills online and receiving them through the mail.”

Noem stated, “These are very dangerous medical procedures. We don’t believe it should be available because it is a dangerous situation for an individual without being medically supervised by a physician.”

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision, South Dakota’s ban on abortions went into immediate effect. The state’s law bans abortions except to save a mother’s life. It also makes it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion.

“The Constitution does not give a woman the right to an abortion,” Noem said on Sunday. “The power to make these decisions really goes to each individual state.”

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