Oklahoma Might Start Posting Pro-Life Signs In Women’s Restrooms
Despite the legality of abortion, we’re seeing one batshit crazy anti-abortion stunt after another.
This time, Oklahoma is trying to force hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, and public schools to post anti-abortion posters in the women’s bathrooms, according to the Associated Press.
Oklahoma passed their Humanity of the Unborn Child Act back in June, according to NY Mag, and the signage mandate is included in the law, saying that the propaganda needs to be up by January 2018.
While the signage won’t feature dead fetuses, the message is still biased.
According to the Oklahoma Health Department’s website, the signs would read:
“There are many public and private agencies willing and able to help you carry your child to term and assist you and your child after your child is born, whether you choose to keep your child or to place him or her for adoption. The State of Oklahoma strongly urges you to contact them if you are pregnant.”
And guess what? The only reason that the Board of Health is reconsidering the mandate is that the state legislature did not approve funding. That means if the law is upheld, the huge cost of the signs, which is an estimated $2.3 million, would fall to business owners, school districts, and the like.
The president of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Jim Hooper, told the AP, “We don’t have any concern about the information they’re trying to get out to women about their babies and their pregnancy…It’s just another mandate on small businesses.”
But the real question we have through all of this is: why aren’t men getting any “special” signs in their bathrooms? You know, signs that could maybe tell them to wear condoms? Or at least signs to teach them how to pull out properly? Or fuck, if we’re really going to get crazy, maybe signs telling them to stop getting women pregnant if they don’t plan on supporting the baby?
Just a thought, you know? Because abortions wouldn’t need to happen if people were properly educated on how to have safe sex? Wouldn’t that be a more important thing to post in bathroom stalls, if you really feel the need to force propaganda down people’s throats while they pee?
Oklahoma’s Board of Health was supposedly meeting today to discuss the bill. No details have since been released about their decision.