HB 1237 was assigned to the Senate State Affairs Committee and could be heard as soon as Wednesday.
HB 1237 is not about helping women. HB 1237 is just another attempt at interfering with a woman’s personal medical decisions.
It is time to remind the committee members that the voters of South Dakota decisively voted to protect abortion access in 2006 and 2008.
Stay tuned---we will have more ways for you to get involved and help in this battle against HB 1237 coming soon.
HB 1237 is the latest cynical attempt by SD Legislators to interfere with a woman’s personal medical decisions. South Dakota Legislators need to know that South Dakotans do not support this bill!
South Dakotans decisively voted to protect access to abortion services in 2006 and 2008. Yet politicians in Pierre continue to try to eliminate abortion in the state.
On Friday, HB 1237, as amended, passed out of the House Judiciary committee with a Do Pass recommendation by a vote of 9-2 with 2 excused.
Thank you to those of you that contacted the House Judiciary committee, signed our petition, joined us in Pierre on Friday, or have taken the time to talk to legislators and friends about this bill.
While our first attempt at stopping this atrocious bill was not successful, the battle is not over yet.
There are still several opportunities to put a stop to this. And we will need your help in this battle.
If you do not know who your Representatives are, you can find out here.
Do you want to do more to help?
Do you live in District 5, 11, 14, 18, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 32, or 35? (Find out your district here.)
If so we need your help right now! HB 1237 will be in the House Judiciary committee on Monday morning.
House Judiciary Members:
District 5 Representative Melissa Magstadt
District 11 Representative Christine Erickson
District 14 Representative Marc Feinstein
District 14 Representative Anne Hajek
District 18 Representative Mike Stevens
District 22 Representative Peggy Gibson
District 23 Representative Charles Hoffman
District 25 Representative Jon Hansen
District 27 Representative Kevin Killer
District 29 Representative Dean Wink
District 31 Representative Timothy Johns
District 32 Representative Brian Gosch
District 35 Representative Don Kopp
South Dakotans voted in 2006 and 2008. We must remind our legislature that South Dakotans want safe access and for women to make their own personal medical decisions.
Want to do more to help?
We are all in this battle together and every email helps!
Thank you so much for your support and help.
HB 1237 would make it so that weekends, federal holidays, and state holidays could not count towards the mandatory 72 hour wait period.
What are the sponsors of this bill trying to say? The theory on the original 72 hour wait period was that women needed these 72 hours to think about their decision.
So do they think that women don’t know how to think on the weekends and holidays?
This bill simply demonstrates that SD’s legislature is hostile to women and their personal medical decision making.
When will SD politicians stop trying to get involved in a woman’s personal medical decisions?
HB 1237 is scheduled to be heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Monday February 11th at 10:00AM.
The members of the House Judiciary committee can be found here.
On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade how did South Dakota legislators decide to honor the decision?
By filing a concurrent resolution urging the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn Roe v. Wade.
We do not support this resolution and need your help in letting the legislators know that!
Read the full text of the resolution here.
Please contact your legislators today to tell them that you do not support this resolution and urge them to vote against it.
Our legislators are back at work in Pierre and we need to make sure that they focus on what’s important this year rather than getting involved in a woman’s personal medical decisions.
They need to hear from you to know that!
Take a minute to email your legislators and let them know you want them to focus on what’s important during the 2013 legislative session. Education reform and balancing the budget should be their focus rather than getting involved in personal medical decisions.
Abortion is a complex, deeply personal decision that a woman makes in consultation with her doctor, her family and trusted loved ones and advisors based on her unique medical situation.
Our legislators should stay out of this decision.
Thank you for all you do.
Pro-Women, Pro-Choice Women 4 Women Lobby Day will take place in Pierre on January 28, 2013!
The day is sponsored by Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, NARAL Pro-Choice South Dakota, South Dakota Advocacy Network for Women, and ACLU-SD.
As always, Lobby Day will be a full day of activities focused on women and the issues that are most important to them.
After registration at the Capitol’s Visitor’s Center in the morning, we will sit in on committee hearings, observe the Senate and House chambers in action and end the day with informational sessions and a legislative reception. Lunch will be provided.
We are excited to show the South Dakota Legislature that we are tired of lawmaking that attempts to legislate personal medical decisions.
Now is a crucial time for the South Dakota Legislature to see that we don’t want politicians getting involved in complex and personal medical decisions anymore!
Demand that your voice be heard!
There is a $15 registration fee to cover lunch and other expenses for the day. Scholarships are available. Please contact Jenny Rackl at firstname.lastname@example.org for scholarship information.
Order your ticket online here.
Check out the event on Facebook.
Are you a young adult in the 18-30 age range who is passionate about Planned Parenthood, the right to choose, and other issues affecting us today?
Join us for the launch of Club for Choice on December 18th at 7:00PM in the meeting room at Caribou Coffee!
What is Club for Choice?
Club for Choice will be “book club” although our monthly topics won’t necessarily be books.
My two interns and I believe that it is great to keep ourselves informed on women’s rights issues across the world and have been sharing with each other articles, blog posts, and videos throughout the fall and thought it would be great to expand upon this.
Thus we are forming Club for Choice to bring together young people that want to stay informed and discuss such topics with like-minded people!
We hope that you will join us on December 18th for the launch of Club for Choice or at least stay tuned for other meetings that you may be able to attend.
If you have any questions please email me at MWellner@ppmns.org!
We cannot wait to see you all at the Club for Choice launch!
**Caribou Coffee is located at
28th & Minnesota
1924 South Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57105