Oglala Sioux tribe establishes Planned parenthood clinic in South Dakota

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Remember HB 1215, the bill banning almost all abortion in South Dakota? Cecilia Fire Thunder, President of the Oglala Sioux tribe in South Dakota, has a solution: “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.” An impassioned blogger has spoken to President Fire Thunder and is trying to drum up support for the proposed clinic.

Cecilia Fire Thunder is my hero. Thanks to tribal sovereignty this is a wonderful legal way to thumb their nose at Governor Michael Rounds and provide a service the state government denies its citizens.

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