Abortion opponents challenging South Dakota transparency law
Group says donor disclosure law chills speech, encourages harassment
A South Dakota law requiring the disclosure of certain donors to nonprofits that engage in politics is being challenged by a group that says the law is unconstitutional.
Students for Life Action, a Virginia-based group that advocates for restrictions on abortion, is asking a federal judge to invalidate the law. The group argues the law compels it to “speak” by mandating disclosure of donors – a violation of the First Amendment, which protects speech and the “right not to speak,” according to the group’s complaint.
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