Oklahoma Businesses Are Now Required To Display Pro-Life Signs In Their Bathrooms

Submitted by: lalapancakes 4 months ago News & Politics


The pro-life group "Oklahomans for Life" got a state mandate legislated which will require any business regulated by the State Board of Health to display a sign in their bathroom that reads: 

"There are many public and private agencies willing and able to help you carry your child to term and assist you and your child after your child is born, whether you choose to keep your child or to place him or her for adoption. The State of Oklahoma strongly urges you to contact them if you are pregnant."

The mandate is being met with a mixed response however the main issue Oklahomans have with it is the state is requiring private business to pay towards the $2.3 million lack of funding for the law. 
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Male 301
Yeah, but if they're consistent, half of these images will appear in the men's washrooms
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Male 3,293
OK is a free state. Unless any of it is unconstitutional it's up to the voters in OK. Since the Oklahoma Legislature didn’t approve any funding for the bill I don't see how they can make the businesses pay for it though,  but I know little about OK law.
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Male 6,437
Government good when it's something I like, government bad when it something I don't like.  Does that sum this up?
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Male 37,277
@normalfreak2 That's a 'truism' isn't it? you're just spouting meaningless nonsense. OF COURSE every single person thinks that. Are you implying that you DON'T?
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Male 1,332
I agree with the message but not with the method.

"Tony Lauinger, executive director of Oklahomans for Life, said the group’s intention was for the state Health Department to produce the signs under the condition that the Legislature appropriated the money for the task."

Maybe the lobbying group should have ponied up the cash for the expense they want to impose on businesses.
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Male 301
@insane_ai As usual, a lobby group wants to spend public money for private messaging.  Mind you, at least the message isn't too over the top.  I'd feel better if whatever funds that were spent on this messaging were matched with funding supporting planned parenthood. 
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Male 1,332
Punko I agree that special interest groups should put their money where their mouths are but I cannot agree with you on the planned parenthood item.  It's not just because I don't like PP, it doesn't make sense to support the opposition.
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Male 681
No cry for personal liberty of these poor businesses being forced to comply with a government mandate. No cry against the "welfare state" for supporting these layabouts. The only consistency with the right is their hypocrisy. 
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Male 37,277
@MarsII Do these signs violate the US or State's Constitution? No.
Are they a signage regulation the State can legally impose? Yes.
Do they force someone to violate their religious beliefs? No.
Could they save lives and prevent hardship and sorrow? Yes.
Do these signs force anyone to do anything at all? No.

Perfectly consistent, as are you with your lies. Where does this article say "all single mothers are layabouts" ? You said that, you festering bigot, not us, not ever.
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Male 681
5Cats 
"Do these signs force anyone to do anything at all?"

"which will require any business regulated by the State Board of Health to display a sign in their bathroom"

Everyone can see the constant hypocrisy and lies from right wing trolls like you.

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Male 301
@5Cats Except that the group wanting these non-regulatory messages is forcing either the public purse or private entities to divert precious budget toward these signs.  Right-wing group wants to have their messaging subsidized by the public.

As a thought, wouldn't it be cheaper just to print pamphlets instead of forcing these locations to place much more expensive signs in washrooms?

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Male 2,424
Fed mandates you buy health care...how is this any different?  Goes along with "we govt. officials think this is a good idea and fuck you if you think otherwise."
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Male 37,277
B...but we are constantly told there are NO 'right wing' groups who offer help and support to pregnant persons after they have their baby! (sarc) I guess they just started doing that recently, eh? (sarc)
I suppose they should have the other 7 genders on there too, just to be safe :-P
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Male 5,723
@5Cats Well, I don't know Oklahoma's record on this but I do know that saying and doing are often two vastly different things.
Also...only 7?
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Male 37,277
@broizfam I'm not happy with the notion that businesses are going to be forced to pay, but what about 'gender neutral restrooms'? Aren't they forced to pay for those too? Just saying, these signs are a lot cheaper than adding a 3rd restroom to any business...

Last I heard? 7 Genders, 9 sexual orientations, not including 'catgirlophile' which is a sub-orientation :-P


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