Reckon’s guide to abortion in South Dakota

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the long-held right to an abortion for every America and left abortion access up to each state for the first time in 50 years. That led to most abortions being banned in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas. We know more states have existing laws banning abortion that will soon take effect or will pass news laws to ban the procedure.

Information about abortion is changing quickly across the country. And in some states where abortion is already outlawed, healthcare professionals are navigating vague laws that raise questions about whether they’re able to share medically accurate information about the procedure.

Reckon is producing state-by-state guides to help our readers in states with bans understand where and how they can still find the science-based information they need about abortion. We relied on databases such as ineedana.com, talked to community-based abortion workers and verified information with local clinics.

Each guide includes information about current state law, information about the closest open abortion clinics and information about medication abortion.

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the country’s leading membership organization for OB-GYNs, reiterated shortly before the Supreme Court ruling that abortion is essential healthcare.

Editor’s note: The abortion landscape is evolving rapidly. Our coverage reflects the most up-to-date information we have at the time of publication. Please contact us if you see anything in our stories that should be updated.

About the law

Type of ban: Total

Are there exceptions? Yes, if the life of the patient is at risk.

Are doctors in state currently providing abortions? No.

South Dakota’s law makes providing an abortion a Class 6 felony, punishable by up to two years in prison.

Access to abortion medication via telemedicine

South Dakota’s law also criminalizes abortion pills such as mifepristone via telemedicine or by mail. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has said that states cannot ban mifepristone because it has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Aidaccess.org, an international nonprofit, provides doctor-led consultations and mails abortion pills to all U.S. states.

Closest abortion provider to the largest cities in South Dakota (as identified by ineedana.com)

Sioux Falls

Planned Parenthood, Northwest Health Center of Omaha

  • Address: 3105 N 93rd St, Omaha, NE 68134
  • Phone: (877) 859-0589
  • In-clinic abortions up to 16 weeks, 6 days and medication abortions up to 11 weeks

Whole Woman’s Health of Minnesota

  • Address: 8053 E Bloomington Freeway, Suite 450, Bloomington, MN
  • Phone: (612) 376-7708
  • In-clinic abortions up to 18 weeks, and medication abortions up to 11 weeks

Planned Parenthood, Council Bluffs Health Center

  • Address: 1604 Second Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Phone: (877) 849-0771
  • Medication abortions up to 11 weeks

CARE Clinics for Abortion and Reproductive Excellence

  • Address: 1002 W Mission Ave, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005
  • Phone: (402) 291-4797
  • In-clinic abortions up to 21 weeks, 6 days and medication abortions up to 11 weeks

Rapid City

Planned Parenthood, Fort Collins

  • Address: 825 South Shields St, Suites 4 – 7, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Phone: (970) 493-0281
  • In-clinic abortions up to 19 weeks, 6 days and medication abortions up to 11 weeks

Planned Parenthood, Greeley

  • Address: 3487B W 10th St, Greeley, CO 80634
  • Phone: (907) 352-4762
  • Medication abortions up to 11 weeks

Planned Parenthood, West of Billings, MT

  • Address: 1844 Broadwater Ave #4, Billings, MT 59102
  • Phone: ‪(406) 656-9980‬
  • Medication abortions up to 11 weeks

Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center

  • Address: 2855 Valmont Road, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Phone: (303) 442-5160
  • In-clinic abortions up to 13 weeks, 6 days and medication abortions up to 11 weeks

Boulder Abortion Clinic, P.C.

  • Address: 1130 Alpine Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
  • Phone: (303) 447-1361
  • In-clinic abortions up to 26 weeks and late-term abortions for fetal anomalies up to 36 weeks
  • This clinic specializes in late-term abortions for fetal disorders


Red River Women’s Clinic

  • Address: 512 First Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
  • Phone: (701) 298-9999
  • In-clinic abortions up to 16 weeks and medication abortions up to 10 weeks

Planned Parenthood, Brooklyn Park Health Center

  • Address: 7532 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
  • Phone: (763) 560-3050
  • Medication abortions up to 11 weeks

Robbinsdale Clinic

  • Address: 3819 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55422
  • Phone: (763) 533-2534
  • In-clinics abortions up to 12 weeks and medication abortions up to 9 weeks

Planned Parenthood, Minneapolis Health Center

  • Address: 1200 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Phone: (612) 823-6300
  • Medication abortions up to 11 weeks

Planned Parenthood, St. Paul Health Center – Vandalia

  • Address: 671 Vandalia St, Saint Paul, MN 55114
  • Phone: (651) 698-2406
  • In-clinic abortions up to 23 weeks, 5 days and medication abortions up to 11 weeks

Local notes:

Planned Parenthood Montana has limited access to abortion pills for patients who live in states where trigger laws have gone into effect, according to news reports.

Additional resources:

The Reckon state-by-state abortion guides were reported by Abbey Crain, Anna Claire Vollers, Anna Beahm, John Hammontree, Sarah Swetlik of the Alabama Education Lab and Erica Hensley of the Fuller Project. Clarissa Brooks, Alexis Wray, Katie Johnston, Madison Underwood and Abbey Crain provided graphics. R.L. Nave, John Hammontree, Ruth Serven Smith and Kelly Scott edited the guides.

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