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Organizer says weekend rally at state Capitol included more than 200 abortion rights supporters

Pro Choice supporters held a rally over the weekend (July 23-24, 2022) at the State Capitol in Pierre.

Cassie Hudson of Watertown was one of the organizers of the event. She held a similar rally at the Codington County Courthouse in Watertown, then was encouraged to think bigger.

Hudson is pleased with the response they received.

She says abortion is a complex and personal issue.

South Dakota is one of 13 states that had a trigger law in place to immediately make abortions illegal if Roe v. Wade were overturned. Governor Kristi Noem and Republican leaders in the state originally announced they would convene a special session to address the matter. They have since said the state’s current laws are effective and any issues that need to be addressed can be addressed in the 2023 legislative session.

A pro-choice rally was held July 23-24, 2022 at the State Capitol in Pierre.
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A pro-choice rally was held July 23-24, 2022 at the State Capitol in Pierre.
Photo creditDRG Media Group.

A pro-choice rally was held July 23-24, 2022 at the State Capitol in Pierre.
Photo creditDRG Media Group.