UPDATE: The House today approved a resolution stating – yet again – that life begins at conception. Supporters of SB 1433 [the Personhood Act] were not mollified, however. As spokesman Kevin Calvey put it, “This is a cop-out – not a compromise.” They demanded the House vote on SB 1433, but the speaker is holding firm – noting that the GOP caucus twice voted against scheduling a floor vote. Interestingly, the theocrats can’t seem to grasp the fact that “life-begins-at-conception” already is in state law. Look it up: Title 63. The gaggle of old white men pushing Personhood at the Capitol today is pursuing political power – the power to tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her body. About 50 Personhood opponents filled the west House gallery this morning, most wearing pink shirts. Stay tuned to see whether the speaker and rational Republicans can withstand pressure from those who would turn Oklahoma into a theocracy.
BY KAREN WEBB
When is the Oklahoma Democratic Party going to excommunicate state Rep. Rebecca Hamilton?
There she was with the GOP attacking women [4.23.12 Capitol news conference on Personhood Act]. Too bad that women aren’t taking early pregnancy tests to the voting booth and if they come out positive demanding to get two votes.
Rebecca [D-Oklahoma City] used to be very pro-women’s rights. Is she ashamed of her husband’s name? A submissive wife should take her husband’s name.
Republican Sen. Ralph Shortey actually said that government can’t control men’s sexual practices that prevent pregnancy, but they can control women’s.
Women are controlled by Catholic religious dogma, but do not suggest that men give up masturbation for the Pope.
– Karen Webb lives in Moore, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer