Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, of Tulsa, protests anti-abortion bill with F-word

Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, a Democrat from Tulsa, joined protesters of a proposed fetal personhood bill Tuesday on the north steps of the state Capitol. She held a sign that said, “If I wanted the government in my womb I'd f --- a senator.”
BY MEGAN ROLLAND mrolland@opubco.com Published: February 29, 2012

Johnson said the amendment used the biologically correct terms “ejaculate” and “semen” to get across the point that men are involved in the process of conception as well as women.

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.”


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