The United States Supreme Court’s decision today to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate the constitutional right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago means that state-level action is urgently needed to codify abortion rights.
One group behind the fight to build a state-by-state legal framework in support of reproductive rights is the Fairness Project, which has been working with pro-choice activists and local organizations to get measures on the ballots this fall.
Fairness Project, which supported the activists who opposed the amendment, celebrated the fact that, as the group’s executive director, Kelly Hall, said, “the people of South Dakota have preserved their right to use direct democracy.” But the group warns that the South Dakota battle should be seen as part of an “orchestrated and ongoing attacks.
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