Rules Review Committee discuss use of abortion pills

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- A proposed rule from the South Dakota Department of Health to further restrict the use of abortion pills got stuck in the legislatures Rules Review Committee.

Nancy Turbak Berry of Watertown, representing Planned Parenthood, told the committee the rule changes are not necessary.

Hers were the only public comments.

Representative Jon Hansen of Dell Rapids made the motion to approve the rules.

Senator Troy Heinert of Mission said the change would give legislative power to the Governor.

The rules deadlocked on a three-to-three vote. The Committee decided to bring the rules back to their next meeting for more discussions.