Laws banning same-sex marriage on the grounds of morality = Lie. Laws like NDAA, Patriot Act protecting citizens against terrorists = B.S. Proposed bills like SOPA and PIPA protecting artists from copyright infringement = if only that was all it did. And the latest, potential legislation protecting fetuses from cannibalism? Think there might be a (not-so-hidden) agenda with that one?
Play this and sing along while reading the rest:
SENATE BILL 1418 By: Ralph Shortey
An Act relating to food; prohibiting the manufacture or sale of food or products which use aborted human fetuses; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:
SECTION 1. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 1-1150 of Title 63, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:
No person or entity shall manufacture or knowingly sell food or any other product intended for human consumption which contains aborted human fetuses in the ingredients or which used aborted human fetuses in the research or development of any of the ingredients.
SECTION 2. This act shall become effective November 1, 2012
I’m not even going to try to tackle this one. Because Stephen D. Foster Jr. at AddictingInfo.org did it for us, with the necessary accompanying humor. Check out the full article. But here are a few punchy bits:
Obviously I completely support making it illegal to make or sell food that contains human fetuses if such a thing even exists (it doesn’t). But if you read the bill and think about it for a minute, it also covertly outlaws stem cell research and stem cell products used for medicinal purposes that could one day cure diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease among many other ailments. Depending on the source, stem cell treatments could fall under a ‘product that contains aborted human fetuses.’ You “consume” medicine in the same sense that you “consume” food; it enters the body and is processed in some fashion. Whether it is used for energy or to heal a damaged brain is irrelevant to this law….
It’s clear that Republicans are looking to trap Democrats with this bill. On the one hand, if Democrats vote in favor of the bill, Republicans will have succeeded in banning embryonic stem cell research and treatments. On the other hand, if Democrats vote against it, Republicans will accuse Democrats of wanting to eat fetuses….