Governor Noem’s Proven Record of Pro-Life Leadership

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Pierre, SD – When South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem took office in 2019, she pledged to be the most pro-life governor in our nation. After three years in office, she is upholding that promise to protect and defend the most vulnerable among us.

As we celebrate Easter this week, there is no better time to look back on Governor Noem’s lifelong commitment to defending innocent life and her record of accomplishments and leadership on the issue throughout her first term as governor.


  • Introduced and championed the Heartbeat Bill (2022)
  • Signed into law a ban on telemedicine abortions (2022)
  • Signed the Born-Alive Act into law in South Dakota (2021)
  • Signed a ban on selective abortions on a diagnosis of Down syndrome into law (2021)
  • Signed a law giving every woman an option to view a sonogram and hear their child’s heartbeat prior to getting an abortion (2019)
  • Instituted a criminal penalty for forcing a woman to receive an abortion against her will (2019)


“Governor Noem is the most pro-life governor in the nation, and for good reason,” said Noem campaign manager Joe Desilets. “Unlike other politicians who abandon their promises upon taking office, Governor Noem has followed through in a big way when it comes to the pro-life issue. She leads from the front in championing and signing much needed pro-life legislation every year,” Mr. Desilets continued.

Mr. Desilets added, “The Governor has made great strides in protecting life in South Dakota and she will continue to serve as the leading voice in the nation for the innocent unborn children who cannot speak for themselves.”

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