“Science tells us that after conception, that any … child’s heartbeat starts at six weeks. Any abortion at that point stops that heartbeat. It stops that life and it stops that gift from God. Today, I am asking all of you to protect the heartbeats of these unborn children. I am bringing legislation to ban all abortions once a heartbeat can be detected.”
Gov. Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota), in her State of the State address, in which she hopes to follow Texas’ lead and ban all abortions after 6 weeks
In a seemingly unrelated figure, South Dakota – with a population of just under 900,000 in 2020 – has an 11.9% poverty rate; the bulk of whom are non-White.