And when the bill was heard on the senate floor, Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, described partial birth abortions, saying “as long as that baby is inside a woman it would be OK to go in there and chop up the baby and do whatever you want.”
Crain said holding the sign on the Senate floor would have crossed the line, but holding it at a protest outside the Capitol is probably not a violation of Senate decorum.
“A sign like that diminishes the importance and the seriousness of the issue and it's regrettable,” he said. “You look at Senate Bill 1433 and it says life begins at conception and that the unborn have rights.”
McIntyre said it's an emotional issue that is brought up every year.
“I don't think they understand that they have awakened a sleeping giant,” McIntyre said. “And who are those sleeping giants? Young women who have lived their whole lives with contraception and the right to choose for their body.”