Cognitive Dissonance

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Oklahoma Senate passes Personhood Act, saying life begins at conception

Fuckery of the highest accord:

The first bill of the session passed by the Oklahoma Senate was an anti-abortion statement that life begins at the moment of conception, approved by senators Wednesday after two hours of debate.

The practical effect of the bill is open to question. Its author, Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, said it’s merely a statement that Oklahoma is “pro-life.” He labeled as fear mongering contentions by opponents that it could lead to restrictions on abortions, birth control, in vitro fertilization and stem cell research.

One question: If corporations and fetuses (fetii?) get personhood, when is it my turn for personhood? I have a wallet and a uterus.

Time for some perspective. Oklahoma, you’ve got more important things to worry about. For example, unemployment has risen a titch:

The poverty rate also rose last year:

And the majority party IS in a position to do something. Oklahoma’s Republicans began gaining the majority in 2006. Observe:

S = Senate, H = House 

But alas, the Oklahoma State Senate must debate the protection of blastocysts versus post-natal people. Instead of focusing on rising unemployment and poverty, the first bill passed by the Republican-dominated Oklahoma State Senate is a personhood bill. 

I’m so goddamn shocked! </sarcasm> 

Basically, the Oklahoma GOP gave the finger to already-born citizens of Oklahoma in favor of prioritizing the “welfare” of maybe babies.

Oh, culture wars…

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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  8. poetfire said: And here I thought personhood began when the incorporation papers were filed.
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  14. timekiller-s said: This is all thoroughly sickening here. The GOP majority in both chambers grew in the 2010 midterms too if memory serves. This is what happens when low info voters are the only ones who go to the polls. We have to organise here.
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    all of this. ugh.
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    This is great. Such stupidity all captured into one post. I hope people don’t think I made this all up. I don’t know if...
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  19. zeitvox said: It would be fun to propose a bill: The Spunk Act … codifying the fact that life begins at ejaculation. Every sperm is sacred! One up the fundamentalists, and out them as pussies for not criminalizing masturbation. Parody is the propadeutic
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