Oklahoma forces itself on women in public restrooms

Oklahoma really doesn’t like women.

Back in June, Oklahoma passed the Humanity of the Unborn Child Act, which includes a provision that requires public restrooms — for instance, those in restaurants, public schools, and hospitals — to feature anti-abortion signs that urge pregnant women to carry their fetus to term.

Along with a link to the Oklahoma Health Department’s website, the signs would read:

“There are many public and private agencies willing and able to help you carry your child to term and assist you and your child after your child is born, whether you choose to keep your child or to place him or her for adoption. The State of Oklahoma strongly urges you to contact them if you are pregnant.”

The state of Oklahoma really has no business telling women who happen to need to pee what to do about their pregnancies. There’s such a thing as “none of your fucking business,” and pregnancy is one example of that thing.

Also, of course, it’s a damn lie that there are many agencies willing and able to help you and your child after your child is born. If that were true, there would be dramatically less poverty in this country.

Also why should needing to pee be an invitation for a state to lecture women? And would the state do this to men? Has it ever? Or is it only women who are talked to as if they were children? I know what my guess is.

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