South Dakota Voters Will Decide
The South Dakota Secretary of State has approved the signatures gathered by the state's Campaign for Healthy Families. The state's restrictive abortion ban, which offers no exceptions for rape or incest, will be on the ballot in November:
"We are very pleased that the Secretary of State certified our petitions. Now South Dakota voters can vote no and repeal the extreme abortion ban in November," said Jan Nicolay, Co-Chair of the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families. "We will encourage all South Dakotans to join us in repealing this extreme law that has embroiled our state in controversy and threatens our government with million dollar lawsuits," Nicolay continued.
On Tuesday, May 30, the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families filed over 38,000 signatures with the Secretary of State seeking the repeal of the extreme abortion ban. The Healthy Families Campaign received incredible grassroots support across South Dakota, receiving more than twice the number of signatures necessary to qualify for the November ballot.
South Dakotans who believe the abortion ban is too extreme can repeal it by voting "NO" on Referred Law 6.