Thursday, April 21, 2011

Oklahoma Takes Another Step - Backwards

First let me give you a little fact.  77% of anti-abortion leaders are men.  I would add that most likely  100% of them will never get pregnant.  That said, the lawmakers in Oklahoma have boldly marched backwards again, this time making it a felony for doctors to perform abortions after a woman reaches 20 weeks of pregnancy.

They base this on a propaganda film that anti-abortion foes have long trumped as "proof" that the 20-week old fetus can "feel pain".  Medical studies say this is false. But never let reality get in the way of the Oklahoma lawmakers.  The other step backwards was another law prohibits health insurance plans in Oklahoma offered under the new federal health care law from offering coverage for elective abortions.

Funny how these zealots claim to be pro-life, but I would wager most of them support capital punishment and are against just about every gun law ever written.  Please someone prove me wrong! 

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