What do California, Colorado, North Dakota, Oregon, and South Dakota have in common?
Voters in those states voted down anti-choice attacks.
Could you imagine if people voted on whether to protect your privacy? Well, it happens.
- South Dakotans rejected two abortion bans in 2006 and 2008. If the bans had passed, abortion would have been illegal in South Dakota. If one state bans abortion, it could open the door to challenges to choice in other states.
- In 2008 and 2010, Coloradoans voted down so-called "personhood" measures. They would have banned abortion by establishing legal protections for fertilized eggs.
- In 2005, 2006, and 2008, Californians said no, no, and no again to a dangerous parental-notification mandate. Oregonians said no to a similar measure in 2006.
- In 2012, North Dakotans rejected Measure 3. We sent staff to the state, managed phone banks, and mobilized our member activists to defeat this far-reaching measure that would have had negative consequences for women’s health-care services.