South Dakota Governor Signs Law Forcing Women into Crisis Pregnancy Centers Planned Parenthood to File Lawsuit - Planned Parenthood - Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota March 22, 2011 The Governor of South Dakota signed a bill into law today that requires a woman who is seeking an abortion to first prove that she has received counseling from one of the states unlicensed, unaccredited and unregulated crisis pregnancy centers. Planned Parenthood will file a lawsuit to stop the law. Planned Parenthoods legal team has determined that this bill is such an egregious violation of the Constitution, that we will file suit if the governor signs it, said Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota President and CEO. The law, the first of its kind in the nation, imposes a 72-hour waiting period for an abortion after a womans initial consultation with her doctor and requires a physician to obtain written proof from a patient that she sought counseling at a crisis pregnancy center. The waiting period would be the longest in the nation. <more> Studies have shown repeatedly that crisis pregnancy centers fail to give scientifically accurate medical information to women. In one congressional report, 87 percent of crisis pregnancy centers contacted by investigators gave false or misleading information about abortion.