This Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 photo shows Dr. Marvin E. Buehner in an exam room at his clinic in Rapid City, S.D. Dr. Buehner was instrumental in overturning legislation in South Dakota ban

 

              This Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 photo shows Dr. Marvin E. Buehner in an exam room at his clinic in Rapid City, S.D. Dr. Buehner was instrumental in overturning legislation in South Dakota ban
This Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 photo shows Dr. Marvin E. Buehner in an exam room at his clinic in Rapid City, S.D. Dr. Buehner was instrumental in overturning legislation in South Dakota banning abortions. While the majority of Dr. Buehner's work is delivering babies, he can perform pregnancy terminations only when there is a risk to the mother's life, Dr. Buehner said. In South Dakota, which has just one abortion clinic, lawmakers want to extend the required waiting period from two days to three for women seeking abortions. It's legal to get an abortion in America, but in many places it is hard and getting harder. Just this year, 17 states set new limits on abortion; 24 did last year, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Most states now require pre-abortion counseling, and over two dozen require waiting periods. In several of these states, the number of abortions has fallen, pleasing abortion opponents who say the laws are working. (AP Photo/Benjamin Brayfield)