Yesterday was a dark day for Planned Parenthood here in Oklahoma. The vetos for HB 2656 and HB 2780 were overruled. Two bills, now laws. One that make it perfectly legal for a doctor to lie in order to adhere to his personal beliefs instead of ethical medical practice. Another that forces a woman to undergo a humiliating procedure in order to satisfy some self righteous, hand wringing, last ditch effort of people not even present in the room or known at all to the woman in question, no matter what trauma she has undergone.
Because they don't care about her. Representatives Billy and Sullivan don't care about her. Her life doesn't matter. If she did jump up after the ultrasound and run out of the room, having "seen the light" or whatever scenario anti-choicers envision and continue with the pregnancy and have it, they wouldn't care about the kid or what it would take to raise it. They are obsessed with this concept of preborn humanity, because it is hypothetical. Real life is a lot more complicated.
Thank you, Senators Adelson, Rice, Wilson, Leftwich, McIntyre, Lerblance, Johnson, Ballenger, Crutchfield, Sparks, Sweeden, and Wyrick for caring about her.
Please watch in the coming days as we rip these bills to shreds in court.