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‘Oklahoma, what have you done?’ – CNN.com

I’m becoming prouder and prouder every day that I’m Canadian…

‘Oklahoma, what have you done?’ – CNN.com.

 As a reproductive rights advocate and a proud mother of two, my blood ran cold as I read about Oklahoma’s new abortion legislation (HB 2656). The state of Oklahoma just decided, and by an appallingly high margin I might add, that a doctor is protected from being sued if he or she chooses not to tell a woman that the baby she is carrying has a birth defect.

State legislators made this decision Tuesday, voting 36-12 in the Senate and 84-12 in the House to override Gov. Brad Henry’s veto of this law. (The Legislature also overrode the governor’s veto of a second egregious law, HB 2780, which forces women to view an ultrasound before having an abortion.)

Oklahoma, what have you done?

Under this new law, a doctor may withhold information, mislead or even blatantly lie to a pregnant woman and her partner about the health of their baby if the doctor so much as thinks that fetal test results would cause a woman to consider abortion.

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5 thoughts on “‘Oklahoma, what have you done?’ – CNN.com”

  1. WHAT???!! Wow…what is happening to the world? What about freedom of choice? Of bring informed and prepared? This is madness…so not right on so many levels!

    Oh Canada…Oh how I love thee….

    1. Its horrifying. Take a quick look at some other related laws being passed in the US, under the umbrella term “A Woman’s Right to Know”… disgusting and cruel in my opinion.

      http://reproductiverights.org/en/feature/2011-at-the-midpoint-the-state-of-reproductive-rights

      http://gawker.com/5893927/pa-governors-advice-for-women-under-mandatory-ultrasound-bill-just-close-your-eyes

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/womens-reproductive-rights_b_1345214.html

      http://www.texasobserver.org/cover-story/the-right-not-to-know

      The last link is to a woman’s horrific torture at the hands of the new legislature in Texas.

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