The Oklahoma Senate passed “personhood” legislation today that “gives individual rights to an embryo from the moment of conception.”
The measure now goes to the state House where pro-life Republicans outnumber Democrats by more than a 2-1 margin…
The bill is as carefully thought out as the plot to an M. Night Shyamalan film. It has no exception for rape. It would outlaw some forms of contraception. It could also result in the deaths of women during difficult pregnancies. But these are subtleties, padre: What’s important is that Oklahoma is proudly pro-life.
Sure, Oklahoma has the death penalty. In fact, it leads the nation in per capita executions for 2010. But these were criminals — more or less. What matters is how Oklahoma treats innocent living people.
OK, gay marriage is not legal in Oklahoma. Presumably, the cries of the unborn overpower the vocal pleas for dignity from living homosexuals.
That doesn’t seem encouraging. Maybe some meaningless dogma would lift my spirits:
“Oklahoma is a conservative pro-life state-we are proud to stand up for what we know is right,” Senate Pro Tempore President Brian Bingman, a Republican, said.
That’s the stuff.