OMG, Oklahoma is like soooo Fabulous

May 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

Think Progress (forgive me Jon Stewart, for I am about to sin) brings the hammer down on the OK! state. Onward:

The Oklahoma legislature is one of the most hostile elective bodies to women’s rights in the nation. Last year, it passed a far-right measure that would have collected personal details about every single abortion performed in the state and posted them on a public website. Although the questionnaire would not have asked for name, address, or “any information specifically identifying the patient,” as Feminists for Choice pointed out, the questions could easily be used to identify a woman in a small community (emphasis is mine).

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The law mandates that the screen be turned so the patient can see the ultrasound and orders doctors to describe the size of the fetus and any viewable organs and limbs. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. It also limits who can do the ultrasound and which technology can be used — issues lawmakers are ill-equipped to decide. If doctors veer from these mandates, they can be stopped from performing abortions and sued. The law intrudes far deeper into people’s medical decisions than anything in the controversial new federal health care law. (emphasis not mine; original)



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