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American Indian Women Pushed to Induce on Reservation?

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit today claiming pregnant women on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, in South Dakota, are being pressured into undergoing labor inductions, without proper information or support.

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“They Treat Us Just Like Guinea Pigs.”

Women of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe in South Dakota are being coerced into induced labor at Indian Health Services facilities.

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Caught in the Crossfire: Indian Health Services

Passage of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act has been delayed by anti-abortion politicians, who have proposed restrictions on abortion funding that would discriminate against Native American women.

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Extra Abortion Limitation for Native Americans Only

The Senate last week approved an amendment to an Indian health care bill that would permanently prohibit the use of federal dollars to fund abortions for Native Americans except in rare cases. The move has prompted an outcry from women’s health advocates and from tribal groups.

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Senate to Restrict Abortion Funding for IHS

The Senate today passed a bill that would severely limit funding for abortion within the Indian Health Services (IHS). But the ban, introduced by anti-choice Sen. David Vitter, would result in no change to current IHS policy.

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