Oklahoma GOP wants to create a database of everyone who seeks an abortion. Yes, really

It feels like red states are continually trying to one-up each other when it comes to restricting reproductive rights. If, say, Kansas announces it’s going to make patients jump through hoops to access abortion services, Oklahoma may stand up and say, “Hold my middling, watered-down American simulacrum of a beer and watch this! We’re gonna make ‘em jump through flaming hoops—right into our disgracefully weak social safety net. Enjoy, ladies!”

Of course, no story that begins with “Republicans have introduced a bill …” ever ends in anything but tears, but this one seems especially egregious. People! The Handmaid’s Tale is not an instruction manual! Do right-wingers watch A Clockwork Orange and think those eyelid clamps would be ideal for Mike Pence’s CPAC speeches? Come on, man!

  • February 11, 2022