Women, are you unhappy with your new Alito status as second-class citizens? So is the South Dakota branch of the National Organization for Women, which welcomes you to rally this evening at 6 p.m. Mountain at the federal courthouse (515 9th Street) in downtown Rapid City for a restoration of your constitutional rights:
The South Dakota Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW, SD) is organizing a rally tonight, June 24, at 6 p.m. in downtown Rapid City in response to the overturning of Roe vs Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that gave women the right to have safe and legal abortions.
Callan Baxter, president of NOW, SD, made this statement: “Today we are stepping back 150 years with the court’s decision. We are entering a new era of vulnerability; however, we will not take this sitting down. We are prepared to fight for everyone’s rights and liberty for as long as it takes.”
Colorado is now the closest place for West River South Dakotans to get a legal abortion.
Tonight’s rally and protest begins at 6 p.m. at the Rapid City Federal Courthouse, located at 515 9th Street in downtown Rapid City [NOW-SD, press release, 2022.06.24].
Women and South Dakotans who love them are organizing protests elsewhere around the state. Fee free to note your nearest women’s rally in the comment section below.
And remember the most important rally this year: Tuesday, November 8, at your local polling place, where you can vote for Brian Bengs, Jamie Smith, and other conscientious candidates who will fight to restore women’s rights in South Dakota.
Update 16:32 CDT: Brookings County Democrats note that opponents of government uterus control to peacefully protest today’s rollback of the constitutional right to privacy in Brookings Monday at 5:45 p.m. on the southwest corner of 6th Street and 22nd Avenue.