South Dakota Voters Reject Abortion Ban

November 7, 2006 12:00 am

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Statement by Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Action Fund,
Anthony D. Romero, ACLU, and Nancy Keenan, NARAL

> ACLU Celebrates Victory for Women’s Health As South Dakotans Defeat Extreme Abortion Ban (11/8/2006)

> U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Argument in Federal Abortion Ban Challenges (11/8/2006)
> Blog: Staff Attorney Sondra Goldschein Reports From South Dakota
> Audio: Project Director Louise Melling talks about the South Dakota abortion ban
> South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families

November 7, 2006 — Today, we have won a great victory for women’s health. This is a huge victory for South Dakota and for all Americans. Our organizations thank the good people of South Dakota who acted decisively to protect women’s health and to protect the right to decide freely whether and when to become a parent. We believe this decision sends a strong message to elected officials in South Dakota and throughout the U.S.: Even in one of the most conservative states, Americans will not stand by and allow politicians to endanger the lives and health of women by restricting their constitutional rights.

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