Thursday, March 30, 2006

SD Tribe to Allow Abortions if Ban Passes

Tribal Rights: First Cigarettes, then Bingo and Casinos, now this. Not good!

Pierre, SD ( -- A South Dakota Indian tribe is throwing a monkey wrench into the state's plans to ban virtually all abortions in the state. Should the ban become law, one tribe says it will open up an abortion business on their tribal lands, which wouldn't be subjected to the abortion ban.

Cecilia Fire Thunder, president of the Oglala Sioux tribe of South Dakota, says Sioux nation sovereignty means the new ban doesn't apply. As a result, she said she will lead an effort to build a Planned Parenthood abortion center at the Pine Ridge Reservation. Thanks to The Cafeteria is Closed who gave the link to

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