I was very disappointed to see that you voted to override Governor Henry's veto of HB 3284. I'm wondering why you think women, including rape and incest victims, should participate in a questionnaire about their pregnancy and personal life in order to obtain an abortion? I'm also wondering why you don't believe in the right to privacy and doctor/patient confidentiality? As a life-long Democrat who votes in most elections, large or small, I am deeply troubled by your vote. I don't know which is more offensive, the vote itself or the fact that you are a supposed 'Democrat.' I will not vote for you in any election and I will encourage everyone I know to do the same. I will go as far to say that if your name is on the ballot in November for Lt. Governor, I will leave that portion of the ballot blank. Thank you for your time.
(Name withheld to protect the innocent, me!)
House Bill 3284 requires women, including rape and incest victims, to participate in a questionnaire about their pregnancy and personal life in order to obtain an abortion. From what I understand that information will then be posted online. The Oklahoma legislature has already passed a similar law that was struck down by the courts. It's nice to see our elected officials are tackling the "big" issues.
There are only two possible reasons I can see for Senator Corn to agree with this bill: (1) he's pandering to conservative Oklahomans or (2) he truly believes in limiting choice based on wacko, grandpa in the sky religious reasons (there's antipsychotic medication out there that would help with that).
I encourage everyone, in Oklahoma, who believes in keeping abortion safe, legal, and private to contact Senator Corn and other "supposed" Democrats to let them know this kind of vote is unacceptable. Senator Corn can be contacted here.