Rep. Scott Ecklund, R-Brandon, a physician and sponsor of the bill to provide prenatal care to immigrant women who are not citizens, speaks during a committee hearing Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 in Pierre, ... more 
Rep. Scott Ecklund, R-Brandon, a physician and sponsor of the bill to provide prenatal care to immigrant women who are not citizens, speaks during a committee hearing Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 in Pierre, S.D. The South Dakota House Health and Human Services Committee passed a measure Thursday that would provide prenatal care to low-income women who are in the country illegally. The bill would authorize an expansion of Medicaid services for pregnant women who didn't previously qualify because of their legal status. Supporters of the measure say it will increase the survival rate of children and save the state money in the long term by providing preventative care. (AP Photo/Jill Kokesh) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jill Kokesh
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 7:06 PM EST