Okay, so we’ve heard lots about how anti-choice the state of South Dakota is, how even though there is only one abortion provider in the entire state (in Sioux Falls, which is not even the capital), or how the place statistically has one of the lowest rates of abortion in the whole country, the move to ban all abortions is once again upon us for the upcoming US election ballot.
Oh sure, they’ve included a specific clause for rape, but you can sure as hell bet that if you are a physician, you aren’t exactly going to be working under the most conducive conditions in which to do your job properly and refer a woman for an abortion if she chooses. And then there’s that tricky bit of proving that you were raped.
Angry? So am I.
If you are in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area or have the means to get there, join my colleagues at the American Civil Liberties Union on October 3rd as they campaign across Sioux Falls to protect reproductive freedom and say NO to the attack on choice. Travel to and from Minnesota, as well as meals and accomodation will be provided.
Don’t worry if you are not able to get to Minnesota, there are other ways to help from wherever you are that I’ll be posting later.
When: October 3-5, 2008
Where: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
What: Talking to voters directly
We will leave from the ACLU-MN’s office at 450 N Syndicate, South Saint Paul, MN at 12:00pm and return by 9:00pm on Sunday the 5th.
Interested? Please contact Jana Kooren at the ACLU of MN at 651.645.4097, x.123 or email email@example.com