Remember that abortion ban that got defeated by the people in South Dakota in 2006? The one without an exception for women's health? Well, like the creepiest of psycho-killers in your dreams, it's come back!
It's new name is Initiated Measure 11. Although the sponsors included exceptions in cases of rape, incest, and risk to the woman's health (so generous of you, folks!) make no mistake: this ban is about controlling women and it will put many, many of their lives at risk if it passes.
Fortunately for women everywhere, Planned Parenthood is organizing a HUGE grassroots movement against Measure 11. Head over to their blog at www.standupSD.blogspot.com, where you can sign a pledge to fight the ban, learn ways to help out (even if you don't live in SD), submit slogans for the campaign, and respond to anti-choicers in the media.
If we're going to defeat this reprehensible measure, we'll need everybody in the pro-choice community to pitch in, so please do so.
I'll keep you updated.