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Overturning Roe Fuels Men’s Control, Abuse of Women

In more evidence that banning abortion is really about subordinating women, not valuing lifeJezebel reports that the elimination of the Constitutional right to abortion has fueled coercion against women by abusive men:

Overall, the National Domestic Violence Hotline said they’ve seen a 99% increase in calls from people saying their partners are trying to control their reproductive choices (which domestic violence experts call reproductive coercion) since Roe was overturned. The hotline told Vice News that the year before Roe, they received 1,230 calls; in the year since, the hotline’s received 2,442

The jarring data suggests that while abortion bans are “in and of themselves state-based reproductive coercion,” as [NDVH exec Crystal] Justice puts it, they create the optimal conditions for reproductive coercion to be perpetrated by abusive partners, too. A famous study known as the Turnaway Study has found that people who are denied abortion care are at a significantly greater risk of long-term domestic violence. As anti-rape educator and activist Wagatwe Wanjuki told Jezebel last year, abortion bans are “an abuser’s dream” [Kylie Cheung, “Domestic Violence Hotline Reports 99% Increase in Calls Post-Roe,” Jezebel, 2023.07.14].

Let’s get South Dakota back on the right side of women’s rights. Don’t be put off by the pushy men lurking in bushes and snapping pix around petition circulators; find a petitioner promoting the initiative to codify Roe w. Wade, sign that petition, and then vote in November 2024 to restore women’s right to control their bodies!


  1. P. Aitch 2023-07-17 19:28

    Here is a list of key women’s rights that are widely recognized and advocated for by America’s liberal majority :
    1. Right to Equality
    2. Right to Education
    3. Right to Health
    4. Right to Bodily Autonomy
    5. Right to Freedom from Violence
    6. Right to Economic Empowerment
    7. Right to Political Participation
    8. Right to Legal Protection
    9. Right to Freedom of Expression
    10. Right to Freedom from Gender Stereotyping:
    These rights are actually recognized globally and form the foundation for creating a more inclusive and equal society for women.
    *Please, sign the petition, show out, and vote to codify Roe vs Wade on South Dakota.

  2. Jake 2023-07-17 20:37

    Amen, P Aitch! Well said.

  3. Tiffany Campbell 2023-07-17 21:32

    Protesters in Sioux Falls are getting more brazen, cause they see how many people are signing. Manny Steele was taken pics of one of my 20-yr-old intern’s license plate. Sometimes there’s 3 protesters at the Minnehaha Admin Bldg where they surround my summer interns so people think the circulator is with them. They’re desperate and it’s showing.

  4. P. Aitch 2023-07-17 22:12

    Tiff needs some hired muscle, ‘er I mean hired musicians. You know, some big bodies to stand interference’ tween the anti first amendment goons and the good people.

  5. Tiffany Campbell 2023-07-17 22:21

    I have to schedule security for the SF Farmer’s Market, 2-3 at all times. Thankfully my smart and dedicated interns deal with the protesters at Minnehaha. They constantly interrupt my interns which goes against the Minnehaha policy of being polite and courteous. They’re just so bitter their friend Leah Anderson wasn’t successful in getting us moved away from the door.

  6. P. Aitch 2023-07-18 02:17

    @Tiffany: The assistant composed this list for you to assist intern training.
    Thank you for your service.

    Petition gatherers facing protestors who attempt to interfere with their First Amendment rights can consider the following strategies to mitigate the situation:

    1. Understand the law: Familiarize yourself with your rights as a petition gatherer and the specific laws regarding free speech and assembly in your jurisdiction. This understanding will enable you to assert your rights confidently and respond effectively to any attempts at interference.

    2. Remain calm and respectful: Adopt a calm and respectful demeanor when engaging with protestors. Avoid engaging in confrontational or aggressive behavior, as this can escalate tensions and undermine your position. Maintain composure while expressing your right to petition peacefully.

    3. Clearly communicate your purpose: Clearly communicate your purpose as a petition gatherer, highlighting the importance of the issue or cause you are advocating for. Educate protestors about what you are promoting and the impact it can have. Engage in thoughtful discussions, answering their questions or concerns, and try to foster an atmosphere of open dialogue.

    4. Seek legal consultations: Consult with local authorities or legal professionals to ensure you understand the regulations and guidelines governing your activities. They can provide advice on how to handle provocative situations or the presence of protestors without infringing upon your First Amendment rights.

    5. Document incidents: Document any incidents of interference or disruption caused by protestors. Record video footage or take pictures if possible, as these can serve as evidence in resolving disputes or reporting any unlawful behavior to the proper authorities.

    6. Engage with the community: Build a support network within the community by engaging with local organizations, like-minded individuals, or groups that share your cause. By working together, you can draw upon their support when facing opposition or gather additional resources to protect your rights.

    7. Utilize non-violent conflict resolution: If faced with aggressive or disruptive behavior, prioritize non-violent conflict resolution techniques. Attempt to de-escalate the situation through active listening, empathy, and seeking compromises if appropriate. Maintaining a peaceful approach can help defuse tensions and prevent the situation from spiraling out of control.

    8. Seek police assistance, if necessary: If the protestors’ actions compromise your ability to exercise your First Amendment rights or escalate to the point of physical threats or harm, do not hesitate to reach out to local law enforcement. They can help ensure your safety and address any legal violations occurring during the incident.

    Remember intern, it is essential to prioritize safety and respect for all parties involved while asserting your right to petition. By employing these strategies, petition gatherers can mitigate the disruption posed by protestors, protecting their First Amendment rights in the process.

  7. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2023-07-18 04:52

    Tiffany, I wonder: how does taking pictures of circulators and their cars fit into the oppo-org’s mission of educating the public? Stalking and intimidation are illegal.

  8. Algebra 2023-07-18 06:35

    So legal abortion helps keep women in abusive relationships, while eliminating it prompts them to call for help to get out.

    well that is terrible.

  9. Loren 2023-07-18 08:48

    Remember that Marty Jackley thinks access to your medical records is OK when he runs for governor. He thinks it is OK to even force other states to provide that PRIVATE info to the government. Would this be just for abortions or would this pertain to trans-care, birth control, STD screening, fertility care, …? Where are you gonna stop, Marty. Why don’t you just mind your own Dog damn business and leave people alone. The RepubliQon fixation on sex/sexuality borders on kinky.

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