Thursday, March 23, 2006
Sioux in SD Take on the New Abortion Law
We saw the Indian nations take on and defy gay marriage laws (b/c Indian nations are sovereign legal entities under US law and have the right to declare their own laws per their own social needs, wants, and interests) and now they are taking on SD on the newly passed abortion law: Cecilia Fire Thunder, president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe says that she is going to stand up to Gov Rounds' ban of all abortion in the state of SD. Pres Fire Thunder was "incensed that a body made up of mostly white males would make such a stupid law against women. To me, it is now a question of sovereignty," she said last wk. "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 SD has absolutely no jurisdiction." Rock on Pres Fire Thunder... and keep fighting for the rights of your people. God knows nobody else is gonna fight for them.