ITWASSOOTED: South Dakota Tribe to Build Planned Parenthood Clinic

Thursday, March 23, 2006

South Dakota Tribe to Build Planned Parenthood Clinic

The President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Cecilia Fire Thunder, was incensed [that South Dakota Republicans voted to ban abortions, even in cases of rape or incest]. A former nurse and healthcare giver she was very angry that a state body made up mostly of white males, would make such a stupid law against women.

“To me, it is now a question of sovereignty,” she said to me last week. “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.”

Strong words from a very strong lady. I hope Ms. Fire Thunder challenges Gov. Rounds and the state legislators on this law that is an affront to all independent women.Pensito Review