Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Opposition to the SD Abortion Ban

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by Karina
Web Editor
Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund

CSPAN covered a press conference featuring a several national and local leaders who are opposed to and actively supporting the fight against SD's latest attempt to ban abortion.   As dry as most press conferences can be, I found this one is extremely informative and engaging.

The conference features Casey Murschel, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice South Dakota, Sarah Stoesz, President of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund as well as Cecile Richards, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Michelle Turpiano, Campaign Manager for the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families, Nancy Keenan, President of Naral Pro-Choice America, Anthony Romero, ACLU Executive Director, and Dr. Suzanne Poppema, Board Chair of Physicians for Reproductive Choice & Health.
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Check out CSPAN's video of the press conference (realplayer).

CNN recently also picked up the conference. Check out coverage HERE.

Despite the fact that practically speaking, this ban is a South Dakota battle, it's clear that the extreme and dangerous nature of this ban is attracting a lot of national attention. Ultimately, the fact is that what happens to SD women, happens to us all

Keep checking out Standupsd.com to get the latest news on the South Dakota Abortion Ban.  We've recently launched a podcast that you can subscribe to in itunes which features interviews with experts about the ban.

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