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origami_jane
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I read somewhere that Cecilia Fire Thunder, President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe at Pine Ridge, South Dakota, has spoken of an intention to build a women's reproductive health clinic on tribal land, which would not be subject to US laws. (Or South Dakota-ian laws written by craz----er... that's inappropriate.)

Has anyone else heard this and can confirm it -slash- point me to a news article -slash- update me?

[ 04-05-2006, 10:20 PM: Message edited by: origami_jane ]

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DarkChild717
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Yep.

Planned Parenthood released this press release about it.

Essentially, they appreciate the gesture, but it's not in the works right now.

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I just thought it was a nifty idea. I knew that reservations weren't subject to US legislature (part of the reason why most businesses won't establish themselves there), but I hadn't put two and two together.
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(Personally, I'm hoping she goes ahead and does it herself, without affiliating with Planned Parenthood. She can staff with doctors just like they can.)

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origami_jane
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I hope she does too. In fact, I'd help.

If performing an abortion in SD is a felony, is it also illegal to drive someone knowing they have the intent of getting an abortion? I was thinking that if there's only a handful of clinics in a large state like South Dakota, and they're only open once a month, some women might not be able to get there at all. I wonder if anyone's running a shuttle service. It wouldn't be too difficult to operate through the Internet.

On the other hand, didn't a court just rule in favor of a group known for bombing clinics or something? *sigh* Then they'd have to face van-bombs.

Maybe I misread.

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