awesome ultimate expert hen (mdyesowitch) wrote,
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Also, note to self and other like mindeds

For those of us who reguarly look for excuses to give money to good charities, here's another one.

And for those female-oriented, socially progressive charity givers,
From http://www.indianz.com/News/2006/013061.asp, regarding the South Dakota abortion ban:

Oglala Sioux president on state abortion law
Tuesday, March 21, 2006

When Governor Mike Rounds signed HB 1215 into law it effectively banned all abortions in the state with the exception that it did allow saving the mother’s life. There were, however, no exceptions for victims of rape or incest.
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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.”

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