RAPID CITY, S.D.(KOTA)- The Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade, effectively nullifying the constitutional right to an abortion nationwide and turning the decision of abortion access to state governments.
Governor Kristi Noem has called for a special session, and as a “trigger law” state, abortions are illegal in South Dakota with the exception of cases that could be fatal to a pregnant woman.
Janna Farley, communications director for the American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, explains what this means for South Dakota.
Farley said resources remain available for women seeking abortions.
Farley encourages abortion access supporters to take action now.
South Dakota is one of 13 states with “trigger laws” to outlaw abortion immediately.
While the issue remains controversial within the party, polling done on members of the Conservative Party of Canada show over half want party leadership to support abortion access (SOURCE, page 22: https://2g2ckk18vixp3neolz4b6605-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Federal_Politics-March-2022_1.pdf)
In Europe, abortion is illegal or heavily restricted in only five countries, one of which being the Vatican.