The protest organized against State Senate Bill 1433 drew a large crowd to the north steps of the State Capitol Tuesday, as legislators, activists, and private citizens spoke out against what they see as an egregious invasion of women’s privacy and personal sovereignty.
State Senator Constance Johnson, who has become an Internet hero for attempting to add a sarcastic amendment to the bill that would define male masturbation as mass murder, spoke to the crowd, as did District 17 Representative Brian Renagar (who urged the crowd to attempt to register frozen embryos for social security) and many concerned women who shared their stories about the importance of reproductive freedom in their lives. Video below:
This will not be the last word on this issue. Clearly, there are those Oklahomans who adamantly do not want this bill and see it as a huge step backwards for the state, not only on the national, but the international level too.