Oklahoma makes national news, again.

Well, I guess Oklahoma’s status as an abortion tourism hub was fun while it lasted.

Yesterday afternoon, our stodgy, sanctimonious, anti-tourism lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Kevin Stitt – a 49-year-old grown man who equates a clump of cells nesting in a woman’s body to a human baby – that takes the already extreme Texas anti-abortion law to new extreme levels by banning the abortion of any “human fetus or embryo in any stage of gestation from fertilization until birth.”

Just like all the other (at-the-time unconstitutional) anti-abortion bills our lawmakers have passed over the decades, the legislation has generated a lot of negative – or if you’re a wacko conservative – positive attention for the state on the national stage.

Here are details via a front-page article in the NY Times:

The Oklahoma Legislature gave final approval on Thursday to a bill that prohibits nearly all abortions starting at fertilization, which would make it the nation’s strictest abortion law.

The bill allows private individuals to sue abortion providers and anyone who “aids or abets” an abortion. It would take effect immediately if signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican who has pledged to make Oklahoma the most anti-abortion state in the nation.

“There can be nothing higher or more critical than the defense of innocent, unborn life,” State Representative Jim Olsen, a Republican, said on Thursday on the floor of the Oklahoma House, where the bill passed on a 73-16 vote.

Obviously, anyone who lives in Oklahoma or follows political news shouldn’t be surprised by this.

On May 3rd, the night Politico leaked the big Supreme Court draft opinion that hinted Roe vs. Wade may be overturned, I think we could all hear – over the groans, shrieks, and screams of women – just about every dopey conservative white male politician in the state collectively bust a nut with joy and excitement, knowing that after five decades of insistent, hypocritical pandering, they were finally on the doorstep in their quest to reign supreme over other peoples’ bodies.

Here are more details about the bill.

The [Oklahoma] measure is modeled on a law that took effect in Texas in September, which banned abortion after about six weeks and has relied on civilian instead of criminal enforcement to work around court challenges. Because of that provision — the law explicitly says state authorities cannot bring charges — the U.S. Supreme Court and state courts have said they cannot block the ban, even if it goes against the constitutional right to abortion established in Roe v. Wade.

The Oklahoma ban goes further than the Texas law, which bans abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy…

The bill makes exceptions for cases of rape and incest, but only if those crimes have been reported to law enforcement.

Whew. That’s all we need. More reasons for conservative white Evangelicals to second-guess women who claim they were sexually assaulted! They are the ones who think the human body has magical mechanisms to prevent legitimate rape, right?

If he hasn’t already, expect Kevin Stitt – while flanked by family, lawmakers and probably a Bible – to sign the bill any day now with the blood of a virgin at a huge ceremony at the Capitol. I’m sure that will be followed by an Oklahoma GOP pro-life victory party at the Red Neck Yacht Club.

Although you can’t blame Oklahoma Republicans for being a bit excited by their assumed right-wing accomplishment, you do have to wonder if they’re being a bit premature in their celebrations

As a guy who lives in the year 2022, an era where up is down, left is right, and Big Brother’s “Expect the Unexpected” has become a national motto, I’m still not 100% convinced the court is going to overturn Roe vs Wade. In fact, I’m starting to wonder if the court leaked the opinion just to see how various red-state legislatures and governors would handle the situation. Now that some of the justices are seeing states like Oklahoma go balls to the wall to prohibit virtually all abortions, maybe they’ll change course?

Well, probably not, but it’s a fun theory to think about.

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29 Responses

  1. Does the bill provide for a border wall and security to protect us from the liberal states of Texas, Kansas, etc.?

    1. Geez, don’t give Stitt for Brains any ideas.

  2. Geez, don’t give Stitt for Brains any ideas.

  3. Are we gonna have sufficient formula for all these additional babies?

    1. Nope. GQP brown shirts in Congress voted against funding for food aid to the FDA for increased formula acquisition and production.

      It’s 100% on brand. Hate women, especially non-white, poverty for new mothers, prosecution for miscarriages, no to science – screw it Steve – too many grievances to list.

  4. The only way we will ever see RvW rendered safe is when women finally organize a movement to stop all sexual activity with males.

    The only women available for ridin will be the MAGA group gals and it will be an MTV reality show like no other!

  5. What’s next for these twats, after abortions are banned? Probably no more condoms, we’d be killing the lord’s seed.

    1. Skiffington?

      1. I’ll have you know I was the product of Immaculate Misconception!

        When I was born the doctor took one look at me, then slapped my mother!

        For birth control, I use my personality. It is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy (or more accurately, acts that may lead to pregnancy.)

        [deep sigh] Oklahoma, you never had it from the beginning…

  6. My anniversary. Thought I might get lucky. Stopped by the liquor store and began to wonder when the day will come when I have to answer to a Christian Ayatollah on my way out as to my intentions that night?
    There’s Israel and there’s Iran. Texans want to exit our Union. Texran where the Women are Religious, barefoot and pregnant, the Men are Men and the sheep damn sure know it.

  7. Funny how the conservatives are so worried about plugging up a woman’s vagina, but every day there are two or three new pot dispensories opening up around the metro. Where’s their outrage about the devil’s plant? LOL.

    1. Now that they’ve got a taste of all the money involved with weed, it’s not going anywhere

  8. Why should Oklahoma settle for only “Top Ten” status? Stitt said “I want Oklahoma to be the most pro-life state in the country because I represent all four million Oklahomans who overwhelmingly want to protect the unborn.” This bill will let us claim: “WE’RE NUMBER ONE!” As the Times article points out: “If the governor signs the bill, it would be the nation’s strictest measure, and take effect immediately.”

    Well, not immediately. Unless and until SCOTUS voids Roe v. Wade ala Alito, the bill remains flagrantly unconstitutional. And not “all four million overwhelmingly.” Polls show that a plurality of Oklahomans don’t support this bill. I certainly don’t.

    I have a few questions for our Governor:

    1) If every abortion is murder, why the exception for rape and incest?
    2) Many women use IUDs as a form of birth control. Since (as I understand it) IUDs prevent implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus, isn’t that the same as committing monthly abortion? Won’t women using IUDs be prosecuted and/or persecuted because of this bill?
    3) Since both the sperm and egg must be “alive” for successful fertilization, why does it make sense to say that “life begins at fertilization”?
    4) What authority is there for the belief that personhood begins at fertilization? Not even the Catholic Church finally adopted that belief until the mid-1800s. It only gained popularity among protestants in the mid-20th Century. Abortion isn’t mentioned at all in the New Law. In the Old Law, abortion is encouraged for a pregnancy carried by an unfaithful wife and not begat by her husband.
    5) Isn’t anti-abortion actually religious dogma? Dogma of uncertain provenance? Isn’t its enshrinement in secular law an “establishment of religion” barred by the First Amendment?

    I would welcome thoughtful responses to these questions. Fire away.

    1. HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!

      You had questions for Stitt and then hoped for “thoughtful responses” from him.

      Good one!

      1. The people who gave me thumbs down didn’t have thoughtful responses either.

  9. Hope all the people agitating for this are pre-approved to adopt. Make a special request to adopt from an incest victim who was too intimidated to go to police, the offspring will be guaranteed to have some gene makeup from a sociopath and possible disabilities.

  10. I’m so embarrassed to say I live in OK (again), the legislature has passed some truly bad bills this year, along with the Shittshow that he keeps pumping more turds into with the tribes, Swadley’s, all his unqualified appointments to boards, hydrocloroquoxywhatever (I never paid enough attention to that snake oil to learn how to spell it and don’t care enough to look it up), ad nauseum…

  11. Don’t worry guys, nobody will get pregnant anymore because there are no men left, just dickless koch eunuchs running around regulating everything but big business and their women are too busy hunting up school books to burn while searching for baby formula.

  12. Here in Mustang, we just go slam ’em at our state funded conferences held outside Oklahoma. But after getting the big V, me and my buddy don’t have to worry anymore about unplanned little partners running around with our genes.

  13. Since this law will take effect immediately, I think it’s only fair that Stitt for Brains (LOVE that by the way), along with every legislator who voted for this utterly ridiculous law, should be required – BY LAW – to produce to the public, all of their financial records, including whether or not they own any stock in any big pharmaceuticals that manufacture the morning after pill, condoms, IUD’s (great point by the way Graychin), etc. I’d also be interested to know if any of them have ever fostered or adopted within this state, been considered or denied that privilege or would even be willing to considering all the babies that will born because of this bad idea. What about the woman with cognitive disabilities that are so severe she doesn’t have the ability to report a rape to the police? Stitty boy needs to stop pandering for the US Senate and attempt to actually do his job

  14. Do vaginas pay taxes?

  15. So, to get an abortion in OK someone will have to be accused and reported for rape or incest. What could possibly go wrong?

  16. Damn, I’d like to watch Joy squeezing Shitt’s nuts in a vise. Envisioning the political cartoon in my mind at this very moment.

    1. LOL, here’s my day after election headline….

      “Joy makes Schitt run downhill. Schitt to become mortgage lender in El Paso for subprime loans. Promises to make the border more Christ like, and cash in on poor folk who need a home.

  17. Why not let the people vote for a ban on abortions? If Stitt is so sure he’s speaking for most of the people, put it on the ballot and let the people decide.

    1. He should. Worked with medicinal marijuana and Medicare expansion.
      Seriously, the GQP has figured out that giving people rights like voting is bad for their right-supremacy agenda. Hence all the voting restrictions, voter roll purging, and gerrymandering.

  18. Hopefully Planned Parenthood can set up clinics on tribal lands to get around this crap. We are a stupid state, sorry to say.

    With the PGA in Tulsa, someone should’ve organized a rally at the Country Club. Then the PGA could make statement, otherwise they could be picketed for all their subsequent tourneys.

  19. The remarks posted here are all so clever, accurate and reflective of thoughtful and informed Okies. The problem is, just as Adlai Stevenson said about the shortage of thinking citizens would keep him from being elected President in 1952, there’s just not enough of your funny and smart followers to counter the legions of lunkheads who will vote for any humans over the age of 21 with an “R” behind their names. I realize some of the same can be said about the donkeys when we were in charge but here’s my challenge for the Okie elephants. Name a legislative session anytime over the last 50 years when our state has been in the national news, for all the wrong reasons, even half as much as this year. Can’t do it and the reason is that lawmakers who call themselves Leader – Jon Echols comes to mind – let every hair-brained, bigoted, racist, woman beating, gay bashing non-sensical thought that finds their ways into the empty heads of rank and file members, out on the floor where most all spineless Republicans sit there like stumps and vote for such crap.

    Representative Carol Bush (R) Tulsa for example. I understand she’s running for Mayor up there and is respected by many in T-Town; yet the only time she voted against all the anti-abortion proposals that will cost some women their lives, was once after she announced for Mayor. A profile in courage? No, just another woebegone woman wanting to be relevant in the political world dominated by men. To do so she could have done something relevant but chose the route of least resistance…meaning irrelevancy.

  20. Oklahoma: where they worship the fetus, But hate the child. The poor baby is born, slapped, and thrown out to sink or swim. Health, family support, decent wages for the family, child care, education….. You’re pretty much on your own, kid. Priorities, right?

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