Oklahoma Legislature Passes Bill Banning Most Abortions

Count Oklahoma among the states that will nearly outlaw all abortions in the event the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

Passed in the Oklahoma House on Thursday with a vote of 73-16, the bill aims to have the strictest anti-abortion laws in the nation, banning the practice after conception with only a few exceptions thereafter for rape and incest, but only if such a crime has been reported to law enforcement. Similar to the Texas law, the bill also allows other citizens to file a lawsuit against anyone who “aids or abets” someone in having an abortion. Per the New York Times:

The measure is modeled on a law that took effect in Texas in September, which has relied on civilian instead of criminal enforcement to work around court challenges. Because of that provision — the law explicitly says state authorities cannot bring charges — the U.S. Supreme Court and state courts have said they cannot block the ban from taking effect, even if it goes against the constitutional right to abortion established in Roe v. Wade.

The Oklahoma ban goes further than the Texas law, which bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.

“There can be nothing higher or more critical than the defense of innocent, unborn life,” Republican State Rep. Jim Olsen said on the Oklahoma House floor Thursday. (Read more from “Oklahoma Legislature Passes Bill Banning Most Abortions” HERE)

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WATCH: Abortion Doctor Gets Offended by ‘Inflammatory’ Language as Congressman Exposes Reality of Abortion Procedure

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “Revoking Your Rights: The Ongoing Crisis in Abortion Care Access” on Wednesday. The remarks from pro-abortion members and the witnesses called by Democrats were just as absurd as the title of the hearing.

As Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) questioned one of the witnesses, Dr. Yashica Robinson, who performs abortions, he had great difficulty getting out of her how late into a pregnancy she has performed abortions, and then she turned back to accuse him of using “inflammatory language.”

“So, unfortunately, my state [of Alabama] is one of those states that has passed restrictions or bans on abortion care, which limits physicians like myself,” Dr. Robinson said as part of her non-answer. Rep. Roy cut in to point out that “in other words, you’d like to do it later,” before asking her once more what the latest is that she’s performed an abortion. . .

Rep. Roy went on to mention the procedure involves a second-trimester abortion at this stage. An abortion at this stage involves a Dilation & Extraction procedure, also known as D&E, in which a provider would grasp parts of the unborn child to dismember and then extract. He asked Dr. Robinson if she performed this procedure and then stored or discarded the fetal remains. . .

“One of the things that you all have done, throughout this hearing, is just use inflammatory language to talk about the care that we provide,” Dr. Robinson charged as Rep. Roy tried to steer her back toward the question asked of her. (Read more from “WATCH: Abortion Doctor Gets Offended by ‘Inflammatory’ Language as Congressman Exposes Reality of Abortion Procedure” HERE)

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Middle Schoolers Accused of Sexual Harassment for Using Wrong Gender Pronouns

Three Wisconsin boys are facing sexual harassment charges from their middle school over accusations that they used incorrect gender pronouns on a fellow student.

“I received a phone call from the principal over at the elementary school, forewarning me; letting me know that I was going to be receiving an email with sexual harassment allegations against my son,” Rosemary Rabidoux, a parent of one of the accused, told Fox 11 News last week. . .

But none of the concerns Rabidoux had were at issue. Instead, her 13-year-old son, Braden, was accused of using incorrect pronouns to address another student at Kiel Middle School.

“(The investigating principal) said he’s being allegedly charged with sexual harassment for not using proper pronouns,” Rabidoux said. “I thought it wasn’t real. I thought this has got to be a gag, a joke – one has nothing to do with the other.”

Now her son and two other boys are being charged by school officials with Title IV violations, which prohibits gender-based harassment. (Read more from “Middle Schoolers Accused of Sexual Harassment for Using Wrong Gender Pronouns” HERE)

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Study: Aspirin and Acetaminophen Raise Risk of Severe Pregnancy Complications

Pregnant women who took over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen were at higher risk of experiencing stillbirth, miscarriage, and delivering their babies pre-term, according to a massive new U.K. study.

Researchers in the United Kingdom surveyed records of more than 151,000 women who gave birth in the Aberdeen Maternity and Neonatal Databank between 1985 and 2015. The vast majority of women, over 83%, who were pregnant reported using an over-the-counter analgesic to relieve common symptoms such as joint pain in the first trimester. They studied five common pain relievers — acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin, diclofenac, and naproxen. Women who took at least one of five over-the-counter painkillers during pregnancy were at a 50% higher risk of premature delivery and 33% more likely to experience a stillbirth.

They also found that babies born to mothers who took at least one of the five over-the-counter analgesics were 64% more likely to have birth defects of the brain, spine, or spinal cord and 57% more likely to be transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit to receive specialized care.

Pregnant women are generally discouraged from taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, Advil, and Aleve due to the risk they pose of causing neonatal kidney damage and high blood pressure in the baby’s lungs, particularly in later stages of pregnancy. Acetaminophen was especially common, with 55% of the pregnant women the U.K. researchers studied reported using it.

The risk of severe birth defects was even higher when acetaminophen was combined with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. (Read more from “Study: Aspirin and Acetaminophen Raise Risk of Severe Pregnancy Complications” HERE)

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WATCH: This Man Spent His Day Telling Pro-Abortion Protestors He’s Glad Their Mothers Didn’t Abort Them. They Weren’t Happy About It

A pro-life protestor roused the ire of pro-abortion demonstrators Saturday by cheerfully and repeatedly telling them he is glad that their mothers chose not to abort them.

As thousands gathered to join the “Bans off our Bodies” rally, largely led by the Women’s March, the pro-life protestor stood across the street from the Washington Monument and told passersby with a big smile, “I’m so glad your mother didn’t abort you!”

The Daily Wire observed a man on a scooter yell an obscenity at the pro-life man from across the street, to which the pro-life protestor responded, “I am SO glad she did. I get to see you, my friend!”

“I know your name. Moron,” said a man who was leaving the protest and appeared to be blind.

“Hey, I’m glad your mother didn’t abort you,” the pro-life protestor said cheerfully. The man responded, “That was her choice, you dumb f*ck.”

[Warning: video contains explicit language.]

(Read more from “This Man Spent His Day Telling Pro-abortion Protestors He’s Glad Their Mothers Didn’t Abort Them. They Weren’t Happy About It” HERE)

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Calvin Klein Includes Pregnant Transgender ‘Man’ in Mother’s Day Ad

On Mother’s Day, lifestyle brand Calvin Klein posted a series of photos commemorating the holiday, one which included a pregnant transgender “man.”

“Today, in support of women and mothers all over the world, we’re spotlighting the realities of new families,” the caption on the photo read.

“ @erikafeeh and @roberto_bete are expecting parents from Brazil. Roberto is due to give birth to his and Erika’s son Noah any day now.”

While some comments were supportive of the post, many users pointed out that they felt “confused” and that the company was virtue signaling. Other users wrote they would never purchase products from the brand again and that they would see more of its products on the discount racks at off-price retailers.

(Read more from “Calvin Klein Includes Pregnant Transgender ‘Man’ in Mother’s Day Ad” HERE)

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FDA, Biden ‘Dropped the Ball’ on Baby Formula Crisis, Experts Say

The FDA “dropped the ball’’ on the country’s baby-formula crisis — shutting down a crucial plant on top of product recalls and then not warning parents of the ramifications, experts told The Post on Friday.

Desperate moms and dads have been trawling stores across the country in search of baby formula ever since mega-manufacturer Abbott issued a safety recall in February for products made at its plant in Sturgis, Mich., over contamination concerns.

The Food and Drug Administration later closed the plant after federal inspectors found Abbott failed to maintain sanitary conditions and procedures there — sparking a cascade of crippling effects on the supply chain.

“Somebody, whether it be Abbott or the FDA, should have realized, ‘We’re stopping production at one of a handful of plants that produces baby formula and what are the repercussions,’ ’’ said William Marler, a lawyer specializing in food-safety cases, to The Post.

“That’s where the FDA and Abbott dropped the ball. … They could have recalled the product without shutting the facility. They do recalls all the time without shutting the facility down.” (Read more from “FDA, Biden ‘Dropped the Ball’ on Baby Formula Crisis, Experts Say” HERE)

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Report: Antifa Attacks a Crisis Pregnancy Center

Antifa on Thursday reportedly attacked a pregnancy center in Portland just days after the Supreme Court leaked a document that revealed Roe v. Wade may be overturned.

“Antifa pro-abort men are attacking and putting out hits on pregnancy centers in Portland, OR,” Lila Rose reported.

The bad actors reportedly wrote “F**k CPCs” (Crisis Pregnancy Center) and “bashed the windows” of the facility:

The reported attack comes a few days after the Supreme Court leaked a document that revealed Roe v. Wade may be overturned. The news of the leak has angered the left.

On the east coast, leftist activists are directing protesters to confront conservative Supreme Court Justices at their homes in Maryland and Virginia. (Read more from “Report: Antifa Attacks a Crisis Pregnancy Center” HERE)

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Target Collaborates With ‘Queer-Owned’ Brand to Sell Chest Binders

Target stores, which are no stranger to political controversy, are wading in the waters yet again, collaborating with what has been described as “queer-owned” brands to assist in normalizing radical transgender ideology by selling chest binders — apparel to flatten women’s chests.

Target recently collaborated with the brand TomboyX, which identifies itself as a brand that is “passionate about fostering acceptance and equality.”

“We are a queer-founded brand dedicated to empowering our LGBTQ+ community year-round, and advocating for equal representation and celebration of all people,” the brand states, offering products for “all bodies and needs, of all sizes and across the gender spectrum.” “Gender Euphoria” is one of its signature collections, and includes “tucking” bikini bottoms as well as “compression” tops, or chest binders.

A brief search on Target’s website shows some of the pieces the department store offers as part of the collaboration, including “pride” packing underwear, “pride” bras, and a $25.00 “compression top,” or chest binder. (Read more from “Target Collaborates With ‘Queer-Owned’ Brand to Sell Chest Binders” HERE)

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God ‘Does Not Disown’ LGBTQ People, Pope Francis Says

Pope Francis said “God is Father and he does not disown any of his children,” telling an inquiring American Jesuit priest it is the most important thing for LGBTQ people to know about God.

The pope made his statements in what the Rev. James Martin, SJ, called “a mini-interview” that he initiated May 5.

Father Martin, whose ministry to gay Catholics has sparked controversy, had asked Francis whether the pontiff would answer “a few of the most common questions” those Catholics and their families ask him.

In his written response, Francis said “‘the style’ of God is ‘closeness, mercy and tenderness.’”

The pope also said gay Catholics should view rejection from others in the faith “not as ‘the rejection of the church,’ but instead [the rejection] of ‘people in the church.’” (Read more from “God ‘Does Not Disown’ LGBTQ People, Pope Francis Says” HERE)

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