Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Decent Man in Oklahoma

And guess what? He's a Democrat.

Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry said he vetoed a bill that would require women to go through ultrasound examinations before abortions to avoid a court fight.
Henry Friday also vetoed a measure that would have banned wrongful birth lawsuits, The Oklahoman reported Saturday. Such suits are brought by parents of children born with Down’s syndrome and other congenital problems that were not diagnosed during pregnancy.
Henry, a Democrat, said the first bill was likely to involve the state in expensive litigation. He also described the bill as too sweeping because there are no exceptions for victims of rape or incest.
"State policymakers should never mandate that a citizen be forced to undergo any medical procedure against his or her will, especially when such a procedure could cause physical or mental trauma," Henry said.
Sounds to me to be a basic human right. And why are small government proponents, as most conservatives are, always the first to author legislation to get into your personal medical business? Hypocrites.


NowhereMan said...

The government trying to force you into an unwanted medical procedure?Where are the idiots who claimed the health care bill who claimed the government was getting between you and your doctor?

Driving While Metal said...

Even though Governor Henry vetoed this, both houses overrode his veto.

Something else that occurs to me is that in requiring all these unneccessary procedures, who is going to end up paying for them? In adding these procedures, it will increase to overall cost (here in OK, at least) to the entire procedure.