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South Dakota Bans Abortion
by Planned Parenthood
Thursday Feb 23rd, 2006 4:07 PM
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Minnesota North Dakota South Dakota (PPMNS) denounced the South Dakota Senate's vote to ban abortion today. PPFA and PPMNS announced they will fight the ban in court to protect Planned Parenthood patients.

South Dakota Bans Abortion
Planned Parenthood Vows to Fight Ban in Court

February 22, 2006 CONTACTS:
Erin Kiernon, PPFA 202-973-4975;
Marta Coursey, PPMNS 612-821-6157

NEW YORK — Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Minnesota North Dakota South Dakota (PPMNS) denounced the South Dakota Senate's vote to ban abortion today. PPFA and PPMNS announced they will fight the ban in court to protect Planned Parenthood patients.

PPFA Senior Staff Attorney Eve Gartner issued the following statement on the ban:

"This ban is an attack on women's fundamental right of privacy and their ability to make the most intimate and personal choice about when and whether to have a child. The U.S. Supreme Court has reaffirmed time and again the constitutional right to make the private choice to have an abortion. South Dakota is entering dangerous territory with this ban.

"Across the country, state politicians are creating a gauntlet of anti-choice laws and regulations to make it more difficult for women to get the best and safest reproductive health care services. South Dakota's ban is the most sweeping abortion ban passed by any state in more than a decade. Planned Parenthood will go to court to ensure women, with their doctors and families, continue to be able to make personal health care decisions — not politicians."

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America is the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider. We believe that everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved. Planned Parenthood affiliates operate more than 850 health centers nationwide, providing medical services and sexuality education for millions of women, men, and teenagers each year. We also work with allies worldwide to ensure that all women and men have the right and the means to meet their sexual and reproductive health care needs.
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If a couple chooses to enage in sex?Julian McBrideFriday Mar 3rd, 2006 8:51 AM
First your kind want to deny birth controlto "precious"Thursday Mar 2nd, 2006 12:25 PM
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shut up and get a vasectomyUtopia BoldSunday Feb 26th, 2006 6:37 PM
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not themoral equivilentFriday Feb 24th, 2006 5:12 AM
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