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    Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Personhood Amendment Unconstitutional

    Here is a copy of the ruling, which essentially overturns the Oklahoma State Amendment declaring that a fertilized egg is a person.

    And don't count of the Supreme Court to reverse this decision. SCOTUS is actually to the left of Oklahoma's Supreme Court, which is considered the most Conservative court in the land. Note: This was also a unanimous decision.

    Reason prevails. Extremism loses.
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    Re: Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Personhood Amendment Unconstitutional

    Reason? The U.S. constitution says nothing about abortion. Any reasonable, literate person can see that. Therefore, these fools haven't a leg to stand on.

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    Re: Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Personhood Amendment Unconstitutional

    yeah.. i'm not seeing "reason" having much to do with this decision.....

    stare decisis wins, not reason.

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    Re: Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Personhood Amendment Unconstitutional

    My grandmother, a fully committed Church of Christ Oklahomian whack job, is probably crying in her cheerios right now.
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    Re: Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Personhood Amendment Unconstitutional

    Great. So far, so good. I'll take it.

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    Re: Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Personhood Amendment Unconstitutional

    Got a link to the story now. Here it is.
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    Re: Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Personhood Amendment Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Great. So far, so good. I'll take it.
    I didn't know you lived in Oklahoma.....

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    Re: Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Personhood Amendment Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    My grandmother, a fully committed Church of Christ Oklahomian whack job, is probably crying in her cheerios right now.
    happy now?.. grandma is crying ... see what you did!


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    Re: Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Personhood Amendment Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I didn't know you lived in Oklahoma.....
    She doesn't have to live in Oklahoma. There are a number of states which have been considering doing the same. I believe the citizens in those states have the same stake in this as the citizens of Oklahoma.
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    Re: Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Personhood Amendment Unconstitutional

    I DO live in Oklahoma and couldn't be happier.

    We have more than our fair share of right wing social engineers in this state. I'm just glad our Supreme Court judges are a bit better grounded.

    Now I understand how some wish to LIMIT freedom in this country when they don't agree with the subject being discussed. That was one of the arguments AGAINST having a rather limited list of basic rights- later some folks would claim that they are the ONLY rights a citizen has.

    The personhood law is a back door way to end abortions, it is built on a flawed premise that is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court of these United States has already ruled a state can set some restrictions on abortion but they can't outlaw it entirely.

    For some we are a nation of laws when they agree with them but firmly set to decry 'activist, unelected Judges' and power hungry politicians out to steal all our freedoms when they don't agree with a law or ruling.

    In a related story an attempt to by pass the Court ruling with bill in the State House was killed when the Republican leadership refused to bring it to a vote.

    Another warm fuzzy for me from a party I never thought would rebuff the religious right in our Bible Belt state.
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