Tuesday the Oklahoma legislature voted on two anti-abortion measures. The first mandates that the women undergoing the procedure have to watch a detailed ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus. The second protects doctors from being sued if they withhold information about birth defects when the fetus is in the womb.
There are no exceptions for cases or rape or incest.
The Democratic governor attempted to veto the two measures based on the rape/incest problem, the unconstitutional intrusion into a woman's privacy and the idea that: "It is unconscionable to grant a physician legal protection to mislead or misinform pregnant women in an effort to impose his or her personal beliefs on a patient."
Both houses voted to override the vetos.
I was profoundly pissed off before I got to the last paragraph of the article. I make the quote the color of chickenshit, because that is what it is:
“The goal of this legislation is just to make a statement for the sanctity of human life,” State Senator Todd Lamb, the majority floor leader, said in an interview after the vote. “Maybe someday these babies will grow up to be police officers and arrest bad people, or will find a cure for cancer.”I would like to know when this becomes a civil and human rights issue for women in that they are defacto being denied medical care because it violates the delicate religious notions of a bunch of hypocritical douches.