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Tribal abortion ban resolution questioned

Published 10/27/2008, The Jamestown Sun

Questions are being raised about a Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa resolution banning abortions on tribal land. One tribal member says it was not legally adopted. “We had no published agenda, no three-day notice. It’s a clear violation of the tribal constitution,” said tribal member Andy Laverdure, who is known as watchdog for tribal resolutions.

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