SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — New billboards regarding abortion will be appearing in South Dakota. 

Gavin Newsom, the Democrat Governor of California, announced on Twitter his Political Action Committee Newsom for California Governor 2022 paid for billboards in seven states. 

“Just launched billboards in 7 of the most restrictive anti-abortion states that explain how women can access care–no matter where they live,” Newsom tweeted. “To any woman seeking an abortion in these anti-freedom states: CA will defend your right to make decisions about your own health.”

The billboard shows a woman in handcuffs and says “South Dakota doesn’t own your body. You do.” It points people to abortion.ca.gov

Along with South Dakota, Newsom said he put billboards up in Texas, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina and Oklahoma.

KELOLAND News has reached out to both Governor Kristi Noem’s campaign and Jamie Smith’s campaign for reaction to these billboards. Responses will be added to this story.

Noem, a Republican, responded to Newsom on Twitter. She wrote: “In South Dakota, we are a destination for FREEDOM and LIFE. Now that you’ve run your billboards in SD, why don’t you get to work cleaning up the human feces on the streets of your cities and turning the lights back on. By the way, did you write this tweet in the dark?”

Jamie Smith, the Sioux Falls lawmaker and Democrat challenger for governor, told KELOLAND News the abortion ban in South Dakota is cruel.

“Kristi Noem’s complete abortion ban is cruel and out of step with what the majority of South Dakotans want and it’s imperative that lawmakers in South Dakota get to work on this issue,” Smith said in a statement sent to KELOLAND News. “Gov. Noem has worked hard to get herself a lot of national attention at the expense of the South Dakota’s voters, so it’s not surprising that her actions have led to the nationalization of our politics here. But what I believe is important is that we focus on South Dakota, and get to work to solve the real problems we have here, including the complete abortion ban.”