Thursday, June 1, 2006

South Dakota Reservation Bans Abortion, Suspends Tribal President Seeking Abortion Clinic

The tribal council of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has voted to completely ban abortion on the reserve, ending efforts by council president Cecelia Fire Thunder to establish an abortion clinic within tribal territory.

The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council also voted to suspend council president Fire Thunder, saying she solicited donations for an abortion clinic without the permission of the council, Keloland news reported Wednesday.

Tribal council representative Will Peters, who made the motion to suspend Fire Thunder for 20 days until an impeachment hearing takes place, said the president's actions amounted to unauthorized political activity. [snip] LifeSiteNews

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