Friday, May 2, 2008

Like I Needed Another Reason to Hate Oklahoma...

I've never been a big fan of my state's retarded neighbors to the South. Oklahoma has really never represented much more to me than a bunch of Republican, redneck country music singers and assholes. When someone from KANSAS looks at you as a complete redneck, that says a lot. Believe me.

Well, they've gone ahead and given me yet another reason to view that state as the buttcrack of the U.S. A new law, which was initially vetoed by the Governor, but over-ridden and passed, requires women who intend on having an abortion to get an ultrasound.

I'm not interested in getting into a debate about whether or not abortions should be legal. I've got my opinion on it, and my opinion is that it's none of my fucking business. It's none of yours either. If a woman or a couple want to get an abortion, that's their call. So we're not going to get into that here, and if we do, I'll most likely disregard your comment.

What I want to discuss is the state government putting itself in the middle of a doctor-patient relationship. As the article says, a law was already in place that made it mandatory for a physician to make information available to the person interested in having the abortion about ultrasounds and fetal development. That seems intrusive enough, though well-intentioned. But to actually force them to have an invasive procedure that they're not interested in seems a little bit out of bounds for the government.

To impose morals from a state government level seems to go against so many fundamentals of being an American that I'm sure I don't need to get into. We all know what it should mean to live in this free nation. We all know what it's turning out to be. They can tap your phone line for no reason if they want, and now they can invade your vagina if they want (not mine, I don't have one).

And how about the repercussions of not having the ultrasound?

In a further reversal of standard medical practice, this bill defines failure to perform this unnecessary medical procedure as "unprofessional conduct" and suggests that the state medical board may remove the physician’s license. Failure to perform the ultrasound also leads to fines beginning at $10,000 and increasing to more than $100,000. By comparison, the highest fine for negligent homicide or driving under the influence in Oklahoma is $1,000.
You have GOT to be shitting me.

Come on, Oklahoma. Even Florida nixed the forced ultrasound bill.

8 comments:

Nora said...

Now I see why you hate Oklahoma so much. Usually your anti-Okie sentiments are funny, but funny this isn't. It's disturbing, and I'm guessing it's just a sign of more to come.

Go ahead, River. "Chicken Little" Mitchell, and I will personally freak the fuck out on you.

theeriver said...

Wha? You prefer the boy who cried wolf?

Anywho I don't like the idea of big government. So the idea of the government telling a women what she can or can't do with her body is ridiculous.

As far as the abortion issue, I have a penis I really don't have to much to say, except if a girl is having my baby and decided to abort at least let me know beforehand, and give me a shot to talk you out of it. Thats all I ask. Oh and if you do abort, can I have the stem cells?

As for freaking "the fuck" out on me. You got to take a number. I'm up to 234.

Now serving number 49...who has 49?

Nora said...

Spoken like a true GOP nightmare, River. Good on ya. I think the Republican party once stood for keeping the government out of people's personal lives, didn't it?

What went wrong?!

Jude said...

What went wrong is that Gov't decided that we weren't smart enough to decide on our own what was important to US.THEY all know better.....which should send all of us back in droves to the voting booths....or it will be in your back yard next!!
PS. Can't wait to see the next Supreme Court Justice named..

Mitchell said...

There's a lot of work to do in order to even put a dent into the damage to personal freedoms that the last seven+ years has done. Whether its republicans (yeah right) or democrats that take charge next, I hope we get moving in the right direction.

Maybe we need to just flush all public offices and declare politcal bankruptcy.

Jude said...

or consider Washington a toilet and FLUSH it...intotal....now I'm going to be investigated again like I was in the Nixon Admin...DAMN

Nora said...

Jude, you are such a rabble rouser. Start the revolution and I will follow!

Viva la Resistance!

Ratherto said...

Well then, apparently the entire state of Oklahoma needs to be added to my people to kill list....or to be fair to them...aborted in the 120th trimester.