The New Scarlet “A”

Ken AshfordWomen's IssuesLeave a Comment

A proposed new Oklahoma law will require the details of every abortion to be posted on a public website.   Mothers — or would-be mothers, rather — will be prompted to answer 37 questions that range from her marital status and race to how many times she's ever been pregnant.

The website will cost about $200,000 a year.  Doctors and physicians will be forced to comply, violating doctor-patient confidentiality.

Why?  What's the point?

Well, they're being open about why.  It's too shame or embarrass women in the hopes that the abortion rate will be reduced.

There's no way the law will ever pass constitutional muster, but the rightwing idiots in the Oklahoma legislature don't really care about that.

But isn't it odd?  I thought conservatives wanted government out of health care.