Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I am not sure how, in a state with such a small population, this could possibly be allowed under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

I'm appalled by the restrictions to abortion in the state of Oklahoma.

I don't know how they could propose, a "law (that) required that the ultrasound be carried out vaginally if the pregnancy was in its early stages in order to get a clear picture. Rape victims were not exempted" and the only reason it was struck down was because they were trying to address more than one subject at a time (both forcing a vaginal ultrasound where the woman would have to listen to a description of the fetus AND restricting the use of the morning after pill).

Apparently women aren't worth two spits in Oklahoma - they're only good for popping out babies, whether they want to or not.

1 comment:

Kate said...

I agree. If HIPAA is supposed to protect your medical records from anyone outside of your medical care givers, I don't know how they could post this much information on the web. Whether or not you oppose abortion, I'm not sure why people feel berating potential mothers is going to help, and this quote was just ridiculous.

"The sponsor of that law, the Republican state senator Todd Lamb, said it was intended to give the mother 'as much information as possible about that baby' because it might grow up to win the Nobel prize."