Oregon company fundraises for Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - An Oregon clothing company has raised more than $25,000 for South Dakota's only Planned Parenthood in a campaign commemorating the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Portland-based company Wildfang has also paid for several billboards that reference the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide.

The Argus Leader reports that Wildfang's fundraising is intended to help the Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood pay doctors who travel to the state to perform abortions and to pay for legal battles.

South Dakota is among seven states with only one abortion provider. State lawmakers have long opposed Roe v. Wade.

CEO Emma McIlroy says they chose to fundraise for South Dakota first because of its 72-hour waiting period for an abortion, often requiring women to travel 300 miles.

The company will also raise money for the six other single provider states.