‘Bigger Than Roe, More than Mifepristone’ Reproductive Rights Rally at the Sioux Falls Courthouse

Published: Apr. 15, 2023 at 10:57 AM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The rain and cold didn’t stop people from gathering on Saturday morning in protest of blocked access to Mifepristone, a medication used for abortion.

Nearly 100 activists gathered, held signs, and signed petitions. The rally was organized by the ACLU and it was part of a chain of protest across the country. The advocacy manager for the ACLU of South Dakota, Samantha Chapman, was encouraged by the number of people who stood in the rain to make their voices heard.

”The ACLU and Planned Parenthood and several other national partner organizations have been following this case out of Texas for months and we organized and coordinated to host rallies on the same day across the country, so there was a rally on the steps of the Supreme Court today in Washington DC,” explained Chapman. “Self-managed abortion is safe and it is essential healthcare. I’ve done it. People who support abortion access are never going to go away. We will continue to take care of ourselves and take care of our communities.”

A ruling will be made by the supreme court on Wednesday.