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
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.
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