Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Cecilia Fire Thunder

She is the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe at Pine Ridge, SD, and she doesn't like the South Dakota ban on all abortions except to save the life of the mother:

According to an Native American Times article by Tim Giago, Ms. 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 to [Tim] 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."