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Oklahoma lawmakers just approved a shockingly ‘insane’ abortion ban that would make doctors felons

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The Oklahoma state legislature passed complete ban of abortions, in contradiction of federal law, Tulsa World reports.

The bill, now making its way to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday, makes it a felony for doctors to perform abortions and also revokes their medical licenses for doing so.

The bill passed the Senate with a 33-12 vote, with no debate, Tulsa World reports.

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The lone physician serving on the state Senate, Ervin Yen, called the measure “insane” and added it would without doubt be challenged in court. Courts have in the past thrown out legislation by Oklahoma lawmakers to put additional restrictions of abortion.

The bill was authored by Broken Arrow Republican state Sen. Nathan Dahm.

The Associated Press reports the law is the first of its kind in the nation and would punish physicians with up to three years in prison for performing the procedures.

While reproductive rights advocates call the bill unconstitutional, Dahm says he hopes it will lead to the overturn of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, in which the Supreme Court ruled that American women have the right to get abortions.

Oklahoma is facing a $1.3 billion budget shortfall, with state agencies like schools, mental health and human services taking a $235 million hit in spending cuts, KFOR reports.

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Last year, Democratic Rep. Cory Williams criticized fellow lawmakers for passing controversial bills that result in costly, losing litigation.

‘It`s not our job to pass constitutional laws.’ If I had a quarter every time I heard that in the last 7 years that I’ve been here, I`d be pretty well off,” Williams told KFOR.

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Texas GOP official compares LGBTQ Republicans to ‘murderers and burglars’ in unhinged Facebook rant

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Early on Wednesday morning, a Texas Republican Party official took to Facebook to attack the "Log Cabin Republicans," the GOP's LGBTQ advocacy arm.

The diatribe, first flagged on Twitter by author and nonprofit director Jessica Shortall, was in reply to a post by former LCR Houston official Marco Antonio Roberts, who was responding to a threat from a member of the State Republican Executive Committee to deny the LCR credentials at the Texas GOP State Convention.

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‘Defunded the CDC’ to ‘build his wall’: Trump scorched for incompetent handling of coronavirus – including spelling it ‘caronavirus’

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President Donald Trump and his White House have made clear he is unconcerned about the deadly coronavirus threat, except as it affects the markets, which he sees as his key to re-election. He reportedly was "furious" at the CDC for telling lawmakers and the American public the virus will spread into communities across the U.S.

“We are asking the American public to prepare for the expectation that this might be bad,” the CDC said Tuesday, which angered Trump.

Those remarks helped tank the markets even further on Tuesday, with the DOW dropping 1900 points in just two days.

Trump tried to blame the news media for informing the public about the risks, via Twitter Wednesday morning. It did not go well.

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‘I’ve never see so many sex poses’: Parent’s flood FCC with complaints about Shakira and J Lo’s Super Bowl halftime show

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In the wake of Shakira and J Lo's widely praised Super Bowl halftime show, the FCC received 1,312 complaints from viewers who were upset with the alleged sexual nature of the performance, CNN reports.

Some of the complaints came from parents who said they felt they were watching a "porno show" or an "X-rated strip club performance." CNN provided a few examples of the complaints that were received:

"Jennifer Lopez's performance at the Super Bowl halftime show was extremely explicit and completely unacceptable for a event where families including children are watching," a viewer from Utah said. "I had to send my children out of the room so that they weren't exposed to something they should not have seen."

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