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Thu Feb 16, 2012, 02:40 PM

NEWSFLASH: “Fetal Personhood” Law Passes Oklahoma Senate

http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2012/02/16/newsflash-fetal-personhood-law-passes-oklahoma-senate/

A bill declaring a fertilized egg to be a “person” with constitutional rights has passed the Oklahoma Senate. The bill is expected to pass the Republican-controlled House and be signed into law by the state’s anti-abortion governor, Mary Fallin.

Personhood laws would drastically limit women’s medical options:

By giving constitutional rights to a fertilized egg, the amendment could ban emergency contraception, birth control pills and IUDs as well as all abortions, even in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the woman or girl. It could eliminate medical choices for women, such as some cancer treatments or in vitro fertilization. It could allow the state to investigate and even prosecute a woman for a miscarriage.

Such measures have been unpopular with voters. A personhood measure on Mississippi’s November ballot suffered a resounding defeat. But personhood’s proponents are pressing on in 2012, with campaigns in 11 states and counting.

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Reply NEWSFLASH: “Fetal Personhood” Law Passes Oklahoma Senate (Original post)
RainDog Feb 2012 OP
sinkingfeeling Feb 2012 #1
RainDog Feb 2012 #3
Old and In the Way Feb 2012 #2
dana_b Feb 2012 #4
RainDog Feb 2012 #5
TheMastersNemesis Feb 2012 #10
RainDog Feb 2012 #11
ceile Feb 2012 #6
Solly Mack Feb 2012 #7
ZM90 Feb 2012 #8
AlinPA Feb 2012 #9
Ohio Joe Feb 2012 #12
w8liftinglady Feb 2012 #13
Brettongarcia Feb 2012 #14
Progression Feb 2012 #15
truebrit71 Feb 2012 #16
The Genealogist Feb 2012 #17

Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 02:42 PM

1. And Oklahoma apparently has unlimited amounts of taxpayer money to

fund the legal challenges to this and the hundreds of people it will need to enforce it. Craziest, redest state in the union. I live next door and swore I'd never step foot in the state again after some of the crap they pulled last year.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 03:02 PM

3. Isn't it interesting that the Republicans

in the face of THE WORST ECONOMIC SITUATION since the DEPRESSION spend all their time trying to force women to have babies?

I have never seen a political party that is so extremist in the United States.

ever.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 02:58 PM

2. The war on women continues.

Fertilized eggs are now more important to Republicans than womens' health. Will there be a political price to pay for these ridiculous laws? Stay tuned.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 03:17 PM

4. "unpopular with voters"

so those voters need to vote these idiots out!! How dare these assholes do this. Complete scumbags.

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Response to dana_b (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 03:19 PM

5. yeah. fiscal conservatives in various gerrymandered districts

in states across the U.S. need to stop voting with the religious nutters b/c this political alliance has become a platform for extremism.

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Response to RainDog (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 03:55 PM

10. They Won't Let You Vote

They are bold because they will stop you from voting in 2012 because of all their tricks. They can even stop you if you have a valid passport. In their eyes that can commit election fraud and nothing will ever happen to them. They believe they can do what ever they want in the states they control. And they will use the police on you if you protest.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 04:05 PM

11. I suppose we'll see about that

I vote early by paper ballot

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 03:26 PM

6. It's OK.

Hubby's take on OK: "I barely consider them a state, much less part of the southwest- or hell, the south even."
Let the lawsuits begin!

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 03:29 PM

7. Fuckers.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 03:35 PM

8. I'm a man but, I live in OK and I feel sad about all the women who will have to suffer through this

Oklahoma is a completely nuts state but, I'm a college student so not like I'll be getting out of here anytime soon. Of course not everyone in Oklahoma is a wingnut but, many people are. How much more screwing by the GOP is it going to take to wake this state up? It seems like it will never wake up at times.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 03:35 PM

9. But they keep moving ahead with anti-women laws. (Oklahoma)

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 04:09 PM

12. Un-fucking-real

These fuckers need to get their asses kicked to the curb.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 04:11 PM

13. Good grief... we are seeing this in a lot of Red states. My condolences,neighbor.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 04:47 PM

14. This is EXTREMELY SERIOUS AND URGENT: this makes abortion illegal in Oklahoma

As a counterargument to personhood status to the embryo? See brettongarcia's blog on Pro Abortion theology:

http://brettongarcia.wordpress.com/

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 05:01 PM

15. I feel bad for Oklahoma folks

People living in Oklahoma getting their personal lives dictated by political Nazis.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 05:04 PM

16. Wow, this is incredible that in the 21st century this sort of legislation gets passed..in the USA...

...Afghanistan I'd understand, but Murkka??

...so if a woman miscarries she has to report herself to the police?

What a bunch of stupid short-sighted fucktards...

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 05:15 PM

17. I just don't know what to say anymore

I know, slippery slope is a logical fallacy, but it is hard for me to see anything but further erosion of basic human rights and dignity in Oklahoma and other states. Women have been declared subservient to their fertilized eggs. Women in Oklahoma are now legally LESS VALUABLE than cells. What kind of sick, misogynistic, misanthropic garbage would DO such a thing? I don't think there will be any end to this kind of insanity any time soon, and it is going to get worse for ALL of us before it gets better.

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