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Sioux Falls, SD— Today, South Dakota Governor Noem announced in her 2022 State of the State Speech that she will be pursuing a 6 week abortion ban this legislative session, banning abortion before most people even know that they are pregnant.

Jan. 12, 2022

Geared Up for Legislative Session

The 2022 Legislative Session begins today, and we are already fighting for South Dakotans’ essential rights. Your advocacy in the coming months is key to protecting fundamental rights in our state. 

Here are some of the attacks we expect to see this year from Governor Noem and hostile politicians.

Jan. 11, 2022

Planned Parenthood Statement on South Dakota Rules Review Committee

Today, the South Dakota Legislate Rules Review Committee made it more difficult for South Dakotans to access medication abortion. The Committee approved one of the strictest laws in the country for medication abortion.

Jan. 6, 2022

Do the courts impact our lives? You be the judge.

How many of us even remember learning the incredibly important role of the courts beyond the phrases checks and balances or separation of powers? The courts—and particularly the Supreme Court of the United States—feel very distant from the lives of average Americans but they hold the power to determine the fate of American reality.

Dec. 9, 2021

Ending the stigma and sparking change: How to talk to your friends and family about comprehensive sex education

Everyone deserves access to sex education that is scientifically accurate, LGBTQ+ inclusive, consent-centered, culturally responsive, and shame free. Comprehensive sex education is proven to improve health, relationships, and decision-making. So how do we make comprehensive sex education a reality for everyone? We start by talking about it with our friends and family.

Oct. 22, 2021

Why Congress Must Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to Uphold Reproductive Freedom

Abortion is legal, so why does it always feel like this is not the case? The reality for many Americans is that while abortion is indeed legal, it remains largely inaccessible. The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) addresses this at the federal level.

Sept. 15, 2021

Statement in Response to New Executive Order Limiting Abortion

Sioux Falls, SD-- Today, Governor Noem issued an executive order further limiting access to safe, legal abortion in South Dakota. 

Sept. 9, 2021

Threat to Abortion Enters New Era As Texas Bans Abortion Today

Texas Abortion Ban Opens the Door For Anti-Abortion Politicians in South Dakota to Follow

Sept. 1, 2021

Roe v. Wade is in Jeopardy: What Does it Mean for South Dakota?

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear its first major abortion case since the confirmation of conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett. So, what does this mean for South Dakota?

June 21, 2021