The party of Small Government is set to wrack up Big Legal Fees in Oklahoma over an abortion ban — but thankfully, God will be there to pick up the tab according to one delusional GOPer.
It’d be nice if God did something more productive with all that money he has lying around — oh, I dunno, like pay for clean water world wide or something.
“Take care of the economy”
Oklahoma, like Kansas, has been under GOP mismanagement for a long time, and the state coffers show it. The last thing the state needs is a costly legal battle brought about by ideological lunacy, but that’s the first thing that State Representative David Brumbaugh called for during a Thursday deliberation on a bill that would more-or-less ban abortion in the state.
“Everybody talks about this $1.3 billion deficit,” Brumbaugh said. Because deficits don’t matter when it’s something they want, apparently.
If we take care of the morality, God will take care of the economy.
Funny how they don’t feel this way about things like welfare, state-sponsored college, universal healthcare, and other economic benefits that would vastly improve the quality of life for the poor — you know, the same poor that the Bible makes abundantly clear need to be taken care of.
The Bible has more verses about taking care of the poor than it does decrying abortion. In fact, the Bible is practically an economic system unto itself that very strongly resembles a sort of pre-socialism or pre-communism, calling on individuals not to charge widows interest, to give widows back their collateral when they need it even if they haven’t paid back their loans, leave part of their field unharvested for anyone who needs it, and so forth.
It’s almost like they don’t actually believe this BS and they’re just looking for any excuse they can to justify their actions — because even a five-year-old would understand that statement is nothing short of batshit insane.
The Oklahoma state House ended up passing the legislation, and the legislation’s already been approved by the Senate. The bill revokes the medical license of any abortion provider that conducted an abortion on a woman unless the woman’s health was in danger or she suffered a miscarriage.
These providers also face a felony charge that could carry a sentence of up to three years in prison.
It’ll head back to the Senate one more time before it lands on the desk of Governor Mary Fallin (R), who hasn’t said whether she aims to pass the bill.
As you can imagine, this bill is rather unconstitutional given it violates Roe v. Wade, and since a similar law that banned drug-induced abortions was ruled unconstitutional by the state’s Supreme Court, women’s rights groups have warned that this legislation is basically bait for a legal challenge, as well.
A legal challenge that could seriously harm the cash-strapped state.
Brumbaugh was unfazed by reality, as people disconnected with it often are:
I’ve heard almost every argument today about judicial challenge to this legislation and after much prayer and study, I ask myself this question: Do we make laws because they’re moral and right, or do we make them based on what an unelected judicial occupant might question or overturn?
Or do you make them based off of your personal interpretation of a book you’ve probably never read? Because I’d bet money on which of the three the answer is.
He went on to compare the legislation restricting women’s rights to the abolition of slavery, the Civil Rights Act, and the 19th Amendment.
This law won’t stand, but in the meantime, how many poor women are going to suffer as a result?
Not that Brumbaugh cares about poor women. He can’t hear you poor people over the sound of how holy and just he is.
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