A tribal abortion clinic?

It looks as if the Oglala Sioux Nation is ready to come to the rescue if the South Dakota abortion ban goes through by setting up a clinic on the Pine Ridge reservation, possibly in cooperation with Planned Parenthood. The state apparently can’t regulate medical services provided by Indian physicians on tribal land, no matter who the patients are.

It looks as if the Oglala Sioux Nation is ready to come to the rescue if the South Dakota abortion ban goes through. The tribe could open a clinic on the Pine Ridge reservation, possibly in cooperation with Planned Parenthood. The state apparently can’t regulate medical services provided by Indian physicians on tribal land, no matter who the patients are. Or so says the Rapid City Journal.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

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