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sarahlee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-22-06 12:43 PM
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Oglala President stands up against abortion bill
Cecilia Fire Thunder, president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe at Pine Ridge, SD, says that she is going to stand up to Gov. Rounds' ban of all abortion in the state of South Dakota.
The President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Cecilia Fire Thunder, was incensed. 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."


http://www.indianz.com/News/2006/013061.asp
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sarahlee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-12-06 02:22 AM
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2. Cecelia Fire Thunder video
Filmmakers Chris Hume and L. Wild Horse travel to South Dakota, the state that has passed a law banning all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest. But on the Pine Ridge Reservation, tribal president Cecelia Fire Thunder is taking a stand. She is invoking the Oglala Lakota tribe's status as a sovereign nation to surpass state law, by building a family planning clinic on the reservation. President Fire Thunder speaks with t r u t h o u t in this video exclusive.

http://www.truthout.org/multimedia.htm
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sarahlee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:15 PM
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3. Tribal council outlaws abortion President suspended for alleged donations
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