The four anti-choice bills put forth by senators Todd Lamb and Brian Bingman will be heard in Committee tomorrow. Here's a quick run down of what we're up against:
SB1890: This bill prohibits sex-selective abortions. The provider is not to perform an abortion with the "knowledge" that the pregnant woman is terminating because of the fetus' sex. How one would obtain this knowlege is beyond me, as by right a woman shouldn't have to tell the doctor a damn thing about her reasoning behind the abortion. And as we know, sex selective abortions are such a rampant problem in the state of Oklahoma...
SB1891: Freedom of Conscience Act. A medical employee can bow out of any procedure that goes against their religious and moral beliefs without penalty. With the exception of the assisted suicide/euthanasia(which is illegal anyway) thing tacked onto the end of it, the majority of procedures they're exempt from have something to do with abortion or stem cell research.
SB1902: Regulation of RU-486. Standard medical practice in some places, until you get to section F. This one plainly states that "the father of the unborn child" or its "maternal grandparent" can file a suit against the abortion provider if they aren't keen on the decision that the woman in question has made about her own body.
SB2216 The Statistical Abortion Reporting Act. We talked about this one when it was called HB1595.
It's important to note that all of these bills contain language that humanize the fetus, and dehumanize the woman seeking termination. They want words on the books that give fetuses personhood. Woman's personhood is immaterial. They make abortion providers sound like psychopaths doing violence to others.