There have been some updates in recent days concerning the ban on virtually all abortions in South Dakota.
- Sioux Tribe President Cecilia Fire Thunder previouly said that she would allow an abortion clinic on her Indian nation because it would be outside of the law. Well, it's not going to happen. The Oglala Sioux tribal council has voted, in an unanimous vote, to ban all abortion businesses on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The council has also suspended its president, Cecilia Fire Thunder, for accepting donations for the proposed abortion business without council approval. This is good news for the fight to end the murder of the unborn.
- Now the bad news...South Dakota pro-abortion groups have submitted enough signatures to put a motion on the ballot to allow abortions and thereby reverse the ban signed into law by Governor Rounds on March 6, 2006. They supposedly have 30,000 signatures but it will take weeks to verify them all. They need 16,728 signatures to put the motion on the ballot.
Please pray that the ban will be upheld by the voters in Novemeber. We desperately need your prayers.