I’ll never have to make the choice to continue or end a pregnancy. I don’t work for Planned Parenthood. But I recognize that Senator Al Novstrup’s Senate Bill 110, which characterizes Planned Parenthood’s statements of fact as a crime, attacks not only women’s right to control over their bodies and doctors’ right and professional obligation to practice good medicine but everybody’s right to free speech.
House Health and Human Services opted for right-wing religious propaganda over the Constitution, approving SB 110 on a 9–2 party-line vote. Thank Democratic Representatives Steven McCleery and Jamie Smith for opposing South Dakota’s further infringement of women’s right to bodily autonomy and all South Dakotans’ right to intellectual autonomy.