Some folks on the internet have been trying to “one weird trick” our way to saving Roe by claiming that tribal sovereignty could help ensure abortion access. Well, not only is this wrong, it’s offensively wrong. OA brings you the deep-dive on Indian Law (yes, that’s what it’s called…) with a refresher on McGirt v. Oklahoma, and why none of that equals an instant abortion rights fix. After that, a wildcard question – now that Roe is being overturned, does that mean justices committed perjury in their confirmation hearings?
Links: McGirt v. Oklahoma, 18 US Code § 1153 – Offenses committed within Indian country, The Hyde Amendment, Indigenous Women’s Reproductive Rights: The Indian Health Service and Its Inconsistent Application of the Hyde Amendment
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