Hey Oklahoma, you’re about to lose a delicacy.
Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey, in a move proving that the skepticism is officially dead, is introducing a bill banning fetuses in food. Apparently he’s heard a rumor that a bunch of unspecified foods are being made out of aborted fetuses and rather than asking Snopes to check it out, he instead is outlawing it.
There is a potential that there are companies that are using aborted human babies in their research and development of basically enhancing flavor for artificial flavors,” says Shortey.
Yes. He thinks that “artificial flavoring” is actually abortion juice. Nevermind that there are already protocols in place for disposing of medical waste… and, as far as I know, none of those protocols legally allow shipping said waste to food manufacturers.
Really, I want to link this to something of substance and ask you all to comment on this in some meaningful way, but…
What the hell is wrong with people? Should politicians be required to at least Google if a problem is actually a problem before introducing a bill like this? What would someone even use artificial baby flavoring in? Which is more disgusting — the idea of fetus jerky or the fact that people believe it exists in our grocery stores? Does Europe ever have problems like this?
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Fetus cookie image courtesy Stupid.com’s fetus cookie cutter and is not made of real fetuses. But if you’re in Oklahoma, you probably want to pick one up before Ralph Shortey freaks the fuck out and makes it illegal.