Sometime soon, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin will either veto or sign Senate Bill 1552, a bill designed to strip medical licensure from all doctors who perform abortion services. Quite probably she will sign it, resulting in an inevitable uphill legal slog for the state; civil libertarians will cite several decades of constitutional precedent in favor of preserving at least some degree of bodily autonomy for women.
These sort of legal battles can be expensive (constitutional lawyers don’t come cheap) and Oklahoma isn’t exactly rolling in dough at the moment. We need outside help to fight those nasty ACLU lawyers, and State Representative David Brumbaugh (R-Broken Arrow) encourages us to consider a supernatural solution:
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) April 22, 2016
Oklahoma Rep: God Will Pay Expenses & Save Economy If We Ban Abortion https://t.co/CLFrClN24T only in US at least I hope do?
— Mari R (@randlight) April 24, 2016
Rep. David Brumbaugh said "If we take care of morality, God will take care of the economy." How is this man not OK's Secretary of Finance?
— Fake Mary Fallin (@FakeMaryFallin) April 24, 2016
I have on previous occasions written against the Oklahoma Legislature’s attempts to tear down the our existing wall of separation between church and state, which has stood proudly for over a century of statehood. I would be happy to reconsider my position, though, if the Lord God Almighty would see fit to freely grant the state around 1.3 billion dollars. It makes perfect sense, considering that Heaven is reputedly cash-flush.
All I ask is that we get the gold in advance, and that it doesn’t fall out of the sky like manna from heaven.