Press Conference

Measure 11 Does Allow for Medical Procedures for Rare Condition of Twins Depicted in TV Ad

Contact: Brandi Gruis, 605-929-7925, Vote Yes for Life


SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Oct. 2 — A team of South Dakota OBGYN doctors will hold a press conference Friday, October 3 at 1:30 p.m. CST.  Physicians who support Measure 11 want to convey the truth about a deceptive TV ad by a pro-abortion activist group. The ad depicts a woman telling her story about her pregnancy with twins. It implies that a procedure resulting in the death of a twin that has “Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome” is illegal under Measure 11, which is false.


A team of doctors will appear at the headquarters at 3500 South Louise Avenue, Sioux Falls, to discuss how treatment is completely covered under Measure 11 (Section 2, Measure 11). Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome is a complication that occurs in less than 1 out of 1,000 pregnancies.  Today there are modern medical procedures that are used to save the children. Performing those procedures, which are intended to save the lives of the babies, is never prohibited by Measure 11, even if one or both of the babies dies.


The ad placed by the opposition shows a woman who received treatment in Ohio, not South Dakota. The accepted standard of care in our state is covered under Measure 11. Measure 11 will end abortion as a form of birth control, and can stop up to 97 percent of abortions from ever occurring in South Dakota. The measure does provide exceptions in the cases of rape, incest and to preserve the health and life of the mother. For more information, visit or call Brandi Gruis at 605.929.7925.

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