You may have gotten the idea from the recently passed abortion ban in South Dakota that the state has been a veritable zygote slaughterhouse until now.
Or maybe you already knew that the state has but a single “abortion clinic” in operation.
I didn’t, until yesterday.
While that Planned Parenthood clinic will go out of business when the ban takes effect on July 1, barring court intervention, one or more other similar clinics may open after that date.
This is because Cecilia Fire Thunder, a – you guessed it from her name – Native American who’s President of South Dakota’s Oglala Sioux people, has proposed opening a clinic on the tribe’s land.
Yup, the tribe’s sovereignty, the same that allows Native American tribes to operate casinos in otherwise gambling-free states, may enable them to open a women’s health facility that performs abortions.
There are seven other tribes in the state, by the way.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if, because of the abortion ban, more women's clinics open up in South Dakota?
Be careful what you wish for, Governor Rounds.