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Turtle Mountain Band passes ban on abortion


A member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians is questioning a tribal council resolution that seeks to ban abortions on the North Dakota reservation.

Andy Laverdure said the resolution was passed without public notice and discussion. “It goes directly against Roe v. Wade and impacts the Violence Against Women Act,” he told The Grand Forks Herald.

Only four council members voted in favor of the resolution on September 17. It has not been sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for review. The Indian Health Services said it hasn't received a copy either.

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Tribe passes resolution to ban abortion (The Grand Forks Herald 10/25)
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