March 23rd, 2006

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Women Supporting Women in South Dakota

Thanks to ladysmith for alerting me to this Oglala Sioux rebuttal to the blatantly illegal South Dakota Abortion Ban :

Tribal Sovereignty vs. Christian Patriarchy

The South Dakota abortion ban has a new twist to it. Oglala Sioux Tribal President Cecilia Fire Thunder (a former nurse and healthcare giver) has decided to defy the mostly white and male state government who are deciding the fates of women in South Dakota. Fire Thunder is planning to open a Planned Parenthood on the Pine Ridge Reservation outside the jurisdiction of state law.

"To me, it is now a question of sovereignty, I will personally establish a Planned Parenthood clinic on my own land which is within the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Reservation where the State of South Dakota has absolutely no jurisdiction." - Cecilia Fire Thunder

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