Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Daily Kos Endorses SD Campaign for Healthy Families!

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O2B: We Support the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families

by Trapper John
Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 09:40:04 AM PDT

Today, we're adding one of the most important, yet least discussed, campaigns in the country to Orange to Blue. And this is a campaign where every dollar you invest will pay a huge return for every American.

Two years ago, the people of South Dakota went to the polls and soundly defeated an extremist right-wing maneuver to ban all abortions throughout the state. But the anti-choice zealots never sleep. They've resurrected their ballot measure, and although they've dressed it up a bit, it's still a referendum on whether abortion should be flat-out banned -- with no practical exceptions.

If the ban passes, the women of South Dakota -- already grossly deprived of reproductive health options -- would simply not be allowed to exercise their right to choose what to do with their bodies. Their doctors would be unable to provide necessary medical treatment, even if they deemed it to be critical. And every other woman in America would have her constitutional right to choose thrown into question, as a law specifically designed to appeal to Justice Anthony Kennedy would rocket to the Supreme Court, inviting Bush's Court to overturn Roe.

That's why we're so proud to announce the latest addition to Orange to Blue: the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families. The Campaign for Healthy Families is a coalition of doctors, educators, activists, clergy, and everyday South Dakotans from every walk of life who refuse to let the extremists and misogynists force women into the back alleys of Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Yankton and Pierre. They're doing the work that every single one of us at Daily Kos would do if we lived in South Dakota -- they're standing up for their basic rights, and the rights and health of their mothers, sisters, and daughters. And in so doing, they're stand up up for the rights and health of every woman in America.

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