MORE government intrusion, brought to you by Republicans; the party of less intrusion

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    ANOTHER draconian intrusion into people's lives, brought to you by: Republicans; the party of less government in your life.

    Then Oklahoma's Republicans pass a law to protect doctors who lie to patients

    Strict Abortion Measures Enacted in Oklahoma
    By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
    Published: April 27, 2010

    HOUSTON — The Oklahoma Legislature voted Tuesday to override the governor’s vetoes of two abortion measures, one of which requires women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before getting an abortion.

    Though other states have passed similar measures requiring women to have ultrasounds, Oklahoma’s law goes further, mandating that a doctor or technician set up the monitor so the woman can see it and describe the heart, limbs and organs of the fetus. No exceptions are made for rape and incest victims.

    A second measure passed into law on Tuesday prevents women who have had a disabled baby from suing a doctor for withholding information about birth defects while the child was in the womb.

    Opponents argue that the law will protect doctors who purposely mislead a woman to keep her from choosing an abortion. But the bill’s sponsors maintain that it merely prevents lawsuits by people who wish, in hindsight, that the doctor had counseled them to abort a disabled child.

    Gov. Brad Henry, a Democrat, vetoed both bills last week. The ultrasound law, he said, was flawed because it did not exempt rape and incest victims and would allow an unconstitutional intrusion into a woman’s privacy.

    Of the other measure, Mr. Henry said, “It is unconscionable to grant a physician legal protection to mislead or misinform pregnant women in an effort to impose his or her personal beliefs on a patient.”

    The Republican majorities in both houses, however, saw things differently. On Monday, the House voted overwhelmingly to override the vetoes, and the Senate followed suit on Tuesday morning, making the two measures law.

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    Oklahoma... OK.

    Their state, their business.
     
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    If you don't like what OK does, take a greyhound to one of the 6 states that border it, that's called "Federalism"

    Do Libs know what "Federalism" is?
     
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    Making baby-killing more difficult. Yeah, that's an intrusion on freedom OK.
     
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    It certainly is if you are a progressive or one of their neocon sibs.
     
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    That's the whole point of the States you ahole! We're not SUPPOSED to be a homogenized, one size fits all country!

    What an asshole!
     
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    It's never been true that republicans are the party of less intrusion. They like to pretend that, though, and it seems to fool some of their followers.
     
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    Coming from someone who gladly gave this guy a health care proxy for every member of his family that's pretty fucking funny

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbpWonUzlrc]YouTube - Obama Gaffe[/ame]
     
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    Can any of the Progressives here tell us the difference between a State and the Federal government?
     
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    Well, in that case, maybe the southern states can reinstate slavery. I'm sure Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Mississippi Gov. Haley "doesn't amount to diddly" Barbour would be on board.

    I guess the party of less government in people's lives is also willing to renegotiate 'individual freedom' (except for women, Hispanics and any 'other' that doesn't vote Republican)
     

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