Friday, March 24, 2006

Start Spreading the News

I've seen this posted on a couple different blogs. I first saw it at Maven's Place who heard it over at Twisty's Place . And I'm biting the entire story for the good of the bite, to fight the good fight.

So, we've heard how South Dakota is slipping back into the dark ages? Governor Mike Rounds recently signed a law to effectively ban all abortions in the state with the exception that it save a mother’s life. There were, however, no exceptions for victims of rape or incest.

In response to the blatant bullying of women -- are we suppose to let any archaic and cruel legislation fly? -- President Cecilia Fire Water of the Oglala Sioux Nation on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota decided to wave a little power of her own. This is what the former nurse and healthcare giver had to say: “To me, it is now a question of sovereignty. 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.” Now that is a kick ass response from a savior in a power position.
Because the Pine Ridge Reservation does not have a lot of extra money laying around marked, Heroic Projects, here's where you can send your extra money you might have earmarked for heroism:

Oglala Sioux Tribe
ATTN: President Fire Thunder
P. O. Box 2070
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

or

ATTN: PRESIDENT FIRE THUNDER
PO BOX 990
Martin, SD 57751

For donations specifically for the Planned Parenthood clinic, make checks out to OST Planned Parenthood Cecelia Fire Thunder. General donations may be made out to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Pass it on.

6 comments:

Rebel Girl said...

Thanks for this Madness. consider it done and I will pass it on.

acumamakiki said...

Thank you Madness. I am going to donate because I might not be having any more pregnancies in my lifetime, but dammnit there should NEVER be a woman that wants or God forbid needs an abortion and can't get one. WTF is wrong with people...seriously? I understand people's opinions and beliefs and that is fine FOR THEM. Stay out of other people's business, stay out of the bedrooms and their panties and let people live their own lives. I'm not saying that those people that don't believe in abortions are wrong, but don't tell me that I'm wrong because I do believe in them.
Ok, I"ll get off here now, sorry for being so vocal here but it freaks me right out that we're still debating this and meanwhile, I've got a girl who someday might need an abortion.

Heather said...

Great Idea!! good for them!! Abortion sucks, but a woman should have the choice, no matter what!!

Marigoldie said...

Go go go, Cecelia Fire Water. So great to see her weild this power.

degan said...

that is so awesome! YAY!

Jonathan K. Cohen said...

This is a lovely idea. At the same time, how hard would it be for the same draftsmen who penned the statute from amending it to do what several other states have already done: criminalizing going out of state for the purposes of having an abortion? (I would have thought that, while O'Connor was on the SC, such provisions would have been invalidated under the Interstate Commerce clause. Now, however, the conservative justices have essentially agreed with the Fourth Circuit that there is a compelling Federal interest in "upholding morality.")