South Dakota Codified Law
34-23A-11. Counselor or social worker not liable for arranging abortion
-- Retaliation from employer prohibited.
No counselor, social worker or anyone else who may be in such a position
where the abortion question may appear as a part of their workday routine,
shall be liable to any person for damages allegedly arising from advising or
helping to arrange for or for refusal to arrange or encourage abortion, and
there shall be no retaliation from any agency or institution with which such
person may be affiliated or by which he may be employed.
34-23A-12. No liability for refusal to perform abortion.
No physician, nurse or other person who refuses to perform or assist in
the performance of an abortion shall be liable to any person for damages
arising from that refusal.
34-23A-13. Medical facility not to discriminate for performance or
refusal to perform abortion.
No physician, nurse or other person who performs or refuses to perform or
assist in the performance of an abortion shall, because of that performance
or refusal, be dismissed, suspended, demoted, or otherwise prejudiced or
damaged by a hospital or other medical facility with which he is affiliated
or by which he is employed.
34-23A-14. Hospital not required to perform abortions -- No liability
for refusal of abortion as policy.
No hospital licensed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 34-12 is
required to admit any patient for the purpose of terminating a pregnancy
pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. No hospital is liable for its
failure or refusal to participate in such termination if the hospital has
adopted a policy not to admit patients for the purpose of terminating
pregnancies as provided in this chapter.
36-11-70. Refusal to dispense medication.
No pharmacist may be required to dispense medication if there is reason
to believe that the medication would be used to:
(1) Cause an abortion; or
(2) Destroy an unborn child as defined in subdivision
(3) Cause the death of any person by means of an
assisted suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing.
No such refusal to dispense medication pursuant to this section may be
the basis for any claim for damages against the pharmacist or the pharmacy
of the pharmacist or the basis for any disciplinary, recriminatory, or
discriminatory action against the pharmacist.