You’ve heard the chant “Abortion is Murder”? Now imagine that phrase codified as law. That’s exactly what Oklahoma Senator Joe Silk wants to do. Hey Joe Silk, if you’re going to be fucking with people, try not to have a name that sounds like the villain in a cheesy Frank Miller graphic novel rip-off.
Silk has authored a bill that would abolish abortion in Oklahoma and make anyone performing an abortion guilty of first degree murder. Of course, that’s essentially the long-term goal of the anti-abortion movement, but Smooth Joey Silk is getting way ahead of the curve here.
The bill passed committee but is currently being held up by Republican leadership, who feel that it goes too far. And “too far” for Republican lawmakers in Oklahoma is a place that few people have gone indeed.
The bill says “No person shall perform or induce or attempt to perform or induce an abortion after conception. A person commits murder in the first degree when that person performs an abortion as defined by Section 1-745.5 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes.” It also stipulates that abortion is “the use or prescription of any instrument, medicine, drug or any other substance or device to intentionally kill an unborn human being” and protects the “unborn” from the moment of conception.
So, a woman taking a Plan B pill would be guilty of murder just like any hard-boiled mug with a gat. These grifters are tryin’ to give us the bum’s rush, I’m tellin’ ya.
Join with Lady Parts Justice League and tell pikers like this palooka, Joe Silk, to go take a powder.