Today in Uterus News, someone in Oklahoma with a uterus just vetoed a controversial bill that would have made it a felony for doctors to perform abortions.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin vetoed the bill Friday on the ground that it was too vague; or as we lawyers with uteri and knowledge of the constitution like to say, "void for vagueness."
According to the Washington Post, a state senator named Nathan Dahm--who among other disqualifications in this area presumably lacks a uterus--had hoped the measure would lead to an overturning of Roe v. Wade and was "considering whether to push for an override" of the uterus-haver's veto.
Someone else without a uterus named Mat Staver, founder and chairman of an organization comprised of lots of other people without uteri--who in the Name of God, Country, and FAAAAAAAAAAAAMILY VALYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOZ, really like to roll up their sleeves and muck around in there--was also "sharply critical" of the uterus-haver's veto.
Two people with uteri named Julie and Kate who work for reproductive rights organizations were psyched with it, however. In the same vein, a bunch of know-it-all elitist "doctors," some of whom have uteri and some who do not, called the legislation "misguided" (whatever that means) and applauded the veto.
But don't drop all your eggs down one Fallopian tube, uterus-peeps: Fallin is still calling for a "re-examination" of Roe v. Wade, much like the doctors threatened with a felony under this bill might re-examine a uterus or two over the course of their ignominious careers.
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