Connie Johnson on Abortion
A: Strongly support; however, we also respect life and would prefer to minimize the need for abortion through age appropriate sex education and universal access to affordable birth control. Additionally, poverty is at the root of most unintended pregnancies, especially teen pregnancies. Economics and reproduction are intimately intertwined, as most any cultural anthropologist will attest.
Connie's amendment seeks to draw attention to the absurdity, duplicity and lack of balance inherent in the policies of this state surround reproductive health. Oklahoma already incarcerates more women than any other place in the world. Under the Personhood bill, a woman in Oklahoma would face additional criminal charges and potential incarceration for biological functions that produce or, in some cases, destroy eggs or embryos, such as a miscarriage. Connie's amendment sought to draw humorous attention to the hypocrisy and inconsistency of this proposal.
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