keep your government hands offa Oklahoma’s wombs!

Big government (the conservative myth, not the terrible blog) strikes again! In the quaint state of Oklahoma, the state government has passed legislation that would make public the details of every abortion performed. According to ThinkProgress, the cost of this particular invasion of women’s privacy: a hefty $281,285 to kick it all off, and $256,285 every year after that.

Also according to TP, the bill will post online all of the following information:

1. Date of abortion
2. County in which abortion performed
3. Age of mother
4. Marital status of mother
(married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never married)
5. Race of mother
6. Years of education of mother
(specify highest year completed)
7. State or foreign country of residence of mother
8. Total number of previous pregnancies of the mother
Live Births
Induced Abortions

Of course the Okie government has thankfully omitted names and addresses, but something tells me that the great state of Oklahoma has a pretty low population density, and that small communities might go all Hester Prynne on women who act on their legal right to choose. Apparently, others agree with this concept.

That sounds like classic Big Government to me!

(Via ThinkProgress)

Also, the measure is the subject of a lawsuit, which you can read, here.

Read more on the lawsuit and the legislation, here, here, here, and here.


1 Response to “keep your government hands offa Oklahoma’s wombs!”

  1. 1 im moving out of the country
    October 8, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    We’re one fart away from them making gay people “register” like sex offenders.

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