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October 8, 2009

According to this story,

On Nov. 1, a law in Oklahoma will go into effect that will collect personal details about every single abortion performed in the state and post them on a public website.

I’m speechless. I cannot imagine any ideology in which this makes sense.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 8, 2009 3:13 pm

    Empiricism, my good Miss Marx!

    Through Statistics, Truth!

    I guess they’re gonna put the data on a public website for political purposes, tarring and feathering, but that would be a pretty nifty little dataset for social scientists to get their hands on.

  2. October 9, 2009 9:53 am

    That is bound to be unconstitutional somehow, under the rights to privacy which are assumed in the bill of rights.

  3. October 9, 2009 10:19 am

    A new scarlet letter yay………….

  4. Vidya permalink
    October 9, 2009 7:07 pm

    Didn’t Jesus say we were supposed to cast stones at women who have abortions? :-p

  5. October 10, 2009 9:02 pm

    I suppose that’s their way of trying to discourage women from getting abortions. IMO the money would be much better spent on preventive measures like education and birth control, but OK isn’t known for making sense.

    If nothing else it will likely provide more evidence that keeping people dumb only leads to more abortions, not fewer.

  6. missivesfrommarx permalink*
    October 11, 2009 8:31 am

    Buffy, that’s the explanation that makes most sense: this is a HUGE disincentive for getting abortion. It will get girls and women thinking: “If I do this everyone will know about it.” Fucking assholes.

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