Awww, too bad, Lila Rose! Your sick, psychotic dreams of “abortion in the public square” won’t be realized for a while yet.
In Oklahoma, a law that combines a medieval punishment mentality with 21st century technology and authoritarian bullying has momentarily been stopped in its knuckledragging tracks:
While Californians mull whether a fetus is a person, a state judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of a new Oklahoma law that would require doctors to report detailed information about abortion patients, which would then be posted online.
The law, passed by a solid majority of the Oklahoma Legislature, would require physicians to report such information as age, marital status, race, number of children, education level and the mother’s relationship to the father. It would also require the reason for the abortion, the cost and the type of payment used. Names of patients would not be included in information that would be posted online by the state’s health department, but abortion rights advocates say because Oklahoma is such a small state it would not be difficult to identify some patients. Abortion rights advocates say the law would violate the privacy of patients and is an attempt to dissuade women from seeking abortions.
Since the state government ostensibly needed this data for “research purposes”, does this mean the “research project” has been shitcanned? Nice try, but it’s obvious to anyone with a functional brainstem that the threat of having such private personal details made available to the public — online, no less — is a hamhanded attempt to intimidate and shame women who have abortions. Intimidation and shaming: the hallmark of the Taliban and its Christofascist imitators.