SD pro-choice group files to stop abortion ban

The South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families has gotten more than 38,000 signatures on a petition aiming to repeal the abortion ban by putting it on the November ballot.

The petition was filed Tuesday afternoon with the secretary of state’s office. If at least 16,728 signatures are certified as valid, the scheduled July 1 implementation of the ban would be nullified and voters would be allowed to decide the issue in a November election.
“This law is just not feasible and is just very extreme,� Dr. Maria Bell, an obstetrician who helped sponsor the petition drive, said at a news conference.

Thelma Underberg, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice South Dakota, said “South Dakotans signed up to fight this threat to women’s health. It is an attack on the fundamental values of freedom and privacy that we cherish.â€?
Now comes the work leading up to the vote…
By the way, send an email to the folks at The South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families and thank them for all of their hard work. They really are doing amazing stuff.

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  • http://plainsfeminist.blogspot.com plainsfeminist

    Actually, send ‘em a contribution – we need to get going now to make sure the public is educated about what is at stake. The antis are trying to make it look like it’s about voting in favor of or against abortion, and it’s about voting in favor of or against the ban:
    https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/direct/9551?layout=b&refcode=naral