"Abortion lovers boycott South Dakota"

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Via the massively entertaining Sploid comes word that the Oglala Sioux in South Dakota are planning to open a Planned Parenthood clinic there to get around the state's recent restrictions on abortion.

From the Sploid piece:

Those who love abortion are furious about South Dakota's strict new abortion laws, while those who hate abortion are lining up to tour the forgotten state.

The only attraction in South Dakota is Mt. Rushmore, a weird mountain sculpture of the heads of four presidents.

Hilarity ensues here.

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  1. The only attraction in South Dakota is Mt. Rushmore, a weird mountain sculpture of the heads of four presidents.

    Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder might also be interested in the town of De Smet.

    As an abortion-rights advocate who loves abortion, I’d just like to say here that a nice abortion or two is always a real pick-me-up whenever I’m feeling down. Perhaps I’ll get one this weekend if there’s nothing good on TV.

  2. Hooray for market forces!

  3. A trip to South Dakota is surely not complete without a visit to the Corn Palace.

  4. Those who love abortion

    Zuh?
    Well, there goes the word “love”, down the same road as “awesome” and “radical”.

  5. who hate abortion are lining up to tour the forgotten state.

    As one who hates abortion, or at least yearns for a world where no one feels compelled to choose it, I’m thinking of planning a vacation to SD to look at all the cool sites where abortion clinics aren’t standing.

  6. Can you still get those ‘I [heart] Abortion’ t-shirts? They used to have them on cafe press.

  7. No, no, no. As I said the last time this came up, South Dakota also has the Badlands, Wind Cave, the Black Hills other than Mount Rushmore, Wall Drug, and a large, incomplete monument to Crazy Horse.

    Interestingly, I saw pretty much all of the above in one trip, driving from Minneapolis to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.

    I seem to recall hearing that more of SD is Indian reservation than state. Not sure if that’s true.

  8. They’ve already got gambling and cheap ciggies. I always wondered what would happen if an indian reservation decided to sell pot. Could the feds stop them? They ought to branch out to other vices besides gambling. They could also sell birth control once Griswold is overturned.

  9. South Dakota is also the headquarters of Team America, World Police.

  10. South Dakota is also the headquarters of Team America, World Police.

    Have they rebuilt Mount Rushmore yet?

  11. The only attraction in South Dakota is Mt. Rushmore, a weird mountain sculpture of the heads of four presidents.

    Mountain sculpture? I thought it was a natural formation.

  12. Western South Dakota is one of the really beautiful spots on Earth – Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, the Black Hills, and the Badlands… Lewis and Clark described the area as “close to Heaven”, and that it is…

    I haven’t been there in about 10 years. Maybe I’ll roadtrip out there this summer.

  13. On the flipside, they are not subject to state laws unless they are specifically made subject to them by Federal legislation.

    How long before a bill is introduced in congress declaring that Indan Reservations are subject to all state laws regarding abortion?

  14. SR, I believe that you are correct. In a past life, we had to deal with some interesting issues when Indians from reservations borrowed money from our state-regulated finance company. Good feelings all around when it came time to foreclose, let me tell you. Anyway, state law usually doesn’t apply on the reservation.

    Lemur, that’s not to say that there’s anything at all in eastern SD. I know, I drove it. Lots of corn.

  15. Western South Dakota is one of the really beautiful spots on Earth – Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, the Black Hills, and the Badlands… Lewis and Clark described the area as “close to Heaven”, and that it is…

    I have had just about enough of your Bible-thumping Jebus-freak pro-lifer jibber-jabber, you darn Christard.

  16. Heh heh… Abortion rules… It RULES!!! Heh heh

  17. I was hoping someone would mention the Corn Palace! I got to see Carrot Top perform there live. If that doesn’t make people want to visit, I honestly don’t know what would.

  18. I seem to recall hearing that more of SD is Indian reservation than state. Not sure if that’s true.

    Checking out my handy road atlas of the US, I spy 6 Indian reservations, that perhaps make up 15% of the acreage of SD altogether.

    Quasi-off-topic: The map seems to suggest a SD county (Bennett) can’t be accessed by the rest of SD unless you go through one of two Indian reservations, or go into Nebraska. I wonder if this makes that county more vulnerable to interstate commerce reg’s than everyone else?

  19. I am pretty sure that South Dakota’s tourism revenue is heavily dominated by Sturgis, the first or second biggest fucking biker rally in the world. For over a week, the population of South Dakota increases by 66% due to the rally. (Rally = 500,000 people, South Dakota = 750,000 people)

    While I suspect most bikers are pro-choice, they are also very politically apathetic, so I predict no net change. Or at least no noticeable net change.

  20. re: Lewis and Clark described the area as “close to Heaven”, and that it is…

    And on their return trip through South Dakota, in the middle of January, Clark wrote: “Holy shit, my hand’s frozen to my journal.”

  21. The only attraction in South Dakota is Mt. Rushmore, a weird mountain sculpture of the heads of four presidents.

    Sculpture? I thought it was a natural phenomenon, that mountain.

  22. As an abortion-rights advocate who loves abortion, I’d just like to say here that a nice abortion or two is always a real pick-me-up whenever I’m feeling down. Perhaps I’ll get one this weekend if there’s nothing good on TV.

    I knew it!!!

  23. Wall Drug, how can you miss it? There is unfettered capitalism at it’s finest! Signs for miles each direction advertising it. A gleaming oasis in a field of shit.

  24. So instead of succumbing to the White Man’s bullets the Sioux intend to abort themselves out of a tribe? Or did I misunderstand.

  25. happyjuggler0, maybe it was reservation territory vs. land owned by the government of South Dakota? Who knows? I obviously don’t.

    ProMarket, I liked Wall Drug, and I normally hate touristy stuff (like most Floridians do). I even got a free glass of water. Not that I’d travel just to go to Wall Drug, but it was on the way to where I was going. I liked the Badlands, too, which you don’t hear about much. . .well, except for the occasional dinosaur bone dug up there, anyway.

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