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Oklahoma legislator takes the fetus-in-food thing seriously, introduces ban

Oklahoma legislator takes the fetus-in-food thing seriously, introduces ban

Ralph Shorty

Sen. Shortey

Last week, we reported on the bizarre claim by Christian anti-abortion activists that has circulated on the Internet for the last few months  that fetus parts were being used in taste enhancement tests by a company serving major food vendors, and that some YouTube activists were actually claiming that aborted fetuses were being added as ingredients to food.

Oddly enough, just a few days after that, Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey (R) introduced on January 18 Senate Bill 1418 which reads,

An Act relating to food; prohibiting the manufacture or sale of food or products which use aborted human fetuses; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:

SECTION 1.     NEW LAW     A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 1-1150 of Title 63, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:

No person or entity shall manufacture or knowingly sell food or any other product intended for human consumption which contains aborted human fetuses in the ingredients or which used aborted human fetuses in the research or development of any of the ingredients.

SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective November 1, 2012.

The bill will have its first reading on February 6.

About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
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