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What South Dakota's abortion law means for doctors

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Lee Strubinger
An abortion rights protest in downtown Rapid City on June 24 follow the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade

On today's show …

South Dakotans twice rejected near-total bans on abortion brought by the state legislature. However, a 2005 trigger law immediately halted most abortions in the state following a recent US Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V. Wade.

We talk with Rapid City obstetrician and gynecologist Marvin Buehner, who has spent the last 30 years in women’s healthcare. He discusses the politics of abortion and uncertainty in women’s healthcare under the current state law.

We also continue our Meet the Candidate series. We interview Kameron Nelson who is running to represent District 10

And we look to the sky at the Fall River Balloon Festival. Balloonmeister and seasoned pilot Tamie Shrum talks about the ups and downs of lighter-than-air travel and previews this weekend's festivities in Hot Springs.

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Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Lee Strubinger is SDPB’s Rapid City-based news and political reporter. A former reporter for Fort Lupton Press (CO) and Colorado Public Radio, Lee holds a master’s in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.
Chris is a producer for In the Moment.
Carl Norquist is a producer and writer for In the Moment. An EMMY-winning producer, Carl previously worked for KTIV News 4 in Sioux City, IA. Carl is a Minnesota native and graduate of Augustana University with majors in Art and English.