A draft U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was leaked on May 3, 2022. The draft explicitly calls for Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey to be overruled, obliterating federal protections for abortion.
Abortion is still legal today, but the leak from the Supreme Court makes it clear that our deepest fears are coming true: the Court seems prepared to end the constitutional right to abortion.
If this happens, South Dakota will ban abortion in almost all circumstances due to a trigger law already on the books.
Here are 7 ways you can fight back now.
1. Share your story
Sharing your story is a critical way to help show your community that Planned Parenthood matters. Whether you are a former patient, sex education participant, or supporter, your story can help demonstrate the importance of Planned Parenthood and bodily autonomy. Sign up to become a storyteller now. (You can always share anonymously.)
2. Sign up for email alerts
Join our email network to receive email alerts on the latest news about reproductive rights in South Dakota, upcoming events, and action items as we fight to protect sexual and reproductive health care in South Dakota.
3. Volunteer with Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood health centers are open, and they continue to deliver essential sexual and reproductive health care in South Dakota. Give today to support the organizing and advocacy needed to protect this care.
5. Make an appointment
You can show your support by making your next reproductive health care appointment at Planned Parenthood and encouraging your friends to do the same.
6. Submit a letter to the editor
People trust others who live in their community. Sharing why this issue matters to you in your local paper can have an incredible impact. Email Kristin at [email protected] and we’ll equip you with the tools you need to write a successful letter to the editor.
7. Sign up to be the first to know about upcoming events
Planned Parenthood and other organizations across the country are preparing for the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. Sign up to learn about actions we're planning with allies when the final decision is released.