Not In My State! - On to the Next Battle!
by Focus South Dakota, Wed May 31, 2006 at 12:13:20 PM EDT
We have our first victory! Thanks to your support, we have blocked the implementation of HB1215, the extremist anti-abortion legislation in South Dakota signed by conservative Governor Mike Rounds, by collecting enough signatures to refer it instead to the ballot in November.
As you may have heard by now our partners, The South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families, turned in 38,416 petition signatures, more than 20,000 past the required 16,278 for a ballot referral.
But we still have a long way to go. HB1215 is intended as the first of step in what is undoubtedly the most dangerous attack on our constitutional rights since Roe v. Wade. Mike Rounds' bill outlaws all abortions, including cases of rape and incest.
As we move forward to the next stage of battle in this war, we ask for your help in putting our voice on the air, on the internet and in the field.
The anti-choice extremists and religious fundamentalists are poised to funnel millions of dollars against us. If they are victorious, they will take their campaign to other states. We need to cut them off now and let them know that their first attack on Roe v. Wade will be their last.
Help us stand together with the women and men of South Dakota by defending their constitutional rights and individual freedoms.
South Dakota State Chair