Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Oklahoma Legislators Override Governor's Veto And Defends The Unborn

The state legislators in Oklahoma have rallied to the defense of the unborn by overriding their Governor's veto of to pro-life bills. From Life Site News:
"Two bills putting restrictions on abortion in Oklahoma became law Tuesday morning after the Oklahoma Senate overrode Governor Brad Henry's veto.

The governor had vetoed both bills, HB2780 and HB2656, on Friday. The House easily overrode the vetoes on Monday, before the Senate followed suit the next day.

Tony Lauinger, the state chairman of Oklahomans for Life, told LifeSiteNews.com in an interview Tuesday that “We are very appreciative of the wonderful pro-life actions taken by our Senate and House these past two days.”

The first of the two bills, HB2780, requires that women be given an ultrasound within an hour of their abortion, and that the sonographer must explain the results in detail. The senate overrode Gov. Henry’s veto in a 36-12 vote.

Governor Henry said last week that he believes the legislation constitutes an “unconstitutional violation of privacy.”

“State policymakers should never mandate that a citizen be forced to undergo any medical procedure against his or her will, especially when such a procedure could cause physical or mental trauma,” he said.

However, pro-life advocates have countered that the law simply ensures that women are given all the information necessary to give their informed consent to an abortion. Recent investigations by the group Live Action have revealed that, in many cases, women are given incomplete or grossly inaccurate information about the development of their unborn child by abortion facilities..."
These bills really expose the hypocrisy of the "pro-choice" abortion rights advocates. First, they really pro-abortion and the only "choice" they will tolerate is the one that ends in the death of the unborn baby. Second, they really do not want women to make an informed choice, contrary to all their yelling about getting information to women. If they were truly concerned about a woman having all the facts before having an abortion, they would not oppose such common sense legislation.

It was once said that Christians feared the constant chipping of rocks away from the fossils because it would reveal the truth of evolution. Well, feminists and their pro-abortion friends are deathly afraid of the power button being turned on and the ultra sound machine actually showing the new mother the human life inside her body.