Don't let South Dakota get you down!

Pro-choice rallies are being held in 33 states on March 9.

Published March 9, 2006 4:54PM (EST)

Yes, South Dakota has already passed an abortion ban, and 10 other states are now considering legislation that would criminalize the procedure, too. They are: Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and West Virginia.

If this drumbeat of news makes you despair, attend one of the pro-choice rallies being held today in 33 states around the country. Planned Parenthood has declared Thursday, March 9, a National Day of Solidarity with South Dakota. To find an event near you, click here.

I know what you're thinking: a little late for another rally, eh? Alito and Roberts are both already on the Supreme Court! Yet, the antiabortion legislation bubbling up in so many states is a grim reminder that if Roe v. Wade is in fact overturned, this battle will be fought on a state-by-state basis. So it still makes good sense to remind your reps what you think about it now by speaking out.

By Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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