It’s not enough that they want to keep us out of public office, or force us to touch Bibles in court, now they want to interfere with our tasty atheist snacks.
Oklahoma state senator Ralph Shortey (he of the snappy, cutting-edge web page) seems convinced that some food coming into his state contains portions of human fetuses. And he wants to ban it. He has introduced Senate Bill 1418, “An act relating to food; prohibiting the manufacture or sale of food or products which use aborted human fetuses …”
Pretty much the entire bill is this single short paragraph:
No person or entity shall manufacture or knowingly sell food or any other product intended for human consumption which contains aborted human fetuses in the ingredients or which used aborted human fetuses in the research or development of any of the ingredients.
Ludicrous as it sounds, the bill actually makes sense … if you can think in that twisted, maliciously false way that GOP lawmakers do so well.
The real aim of the bill is likely an end-run attack on stem cell research – apparently inspired by a group called Children of God for Life.
Children of God for Life argues that any food made with technology that has anything to do with stem cell research equals dead fetuses.
Damn. There go the baby back ribs.