HB1217 Lawsuit Filed to Protect South Dakota Women

Today, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU filed their planned lawsuit against the State of South Dakota in order to prevent HB1217 from taking effect and further restricting the access South Dakota women have to reproductive health care.

As we stated so many times earlier this year, HB 1217 is a bad bill that represents the worst kind of government intrusion This poorly written legislation creates a government mandate forcing women to undergo “counseling” with untrained volunteers from unregulated, ideologically-driven crisis pregnancy centers about their highly confidential medical decisions, without any guarantee of privacy.

We are standing strong with our coalition partners as they fight HB1217 in the courts, but we need your help to prevent future battles.

It doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict that anti-choice legislators, emboldened by the passage of HB1217, will try to take even more drastic measures during the 2012 legislative session. Please take a moment to visit our donate page and support our efforts to inform SD lawmakers that their constituents want them to keep anti-choice zealots from using our state as a proving ground for their radical agenda, and to focus on governing, not government intrusion.

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