Bill Would Ban Using Human Fetuses in Food, Just in Case Anybody's Thinking of Doing That

Bill Would Ban Using Human Fetuses in Food, Just in Case Anybody's Thinking of Doing That

Oklahoma state senator Ralph Shortey is concerned about the possibility that some nefarious person or entity is using aborted human fetuses in food, and has introduced legislation to put a stop to this. Or, to keep it from starting, because he isn't exactly sure that anybody's really doing this, or how or where they'd be doing it if they were. Still, can't be too careful.

SB 1418 is, at least for the moment, just this one sentence:

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.

[...] "People are thinking that this has to do with fetuses being chopped up and put in our burritos," Shortey said, something no one had been thinking until he said it. "That's not the case," he went on. "It's beyond that." That's right -- they are also in our chalupas.

[...] According to Shortey, there are companies out there "using embryonic stem cells to research and basically cause a chemical reaction to determine whether or not something tastes good or not." He said he read last year that a pro-life group was boycotting an unnamed company for this, and I guess if you've read someplace that somebody is upset about something that might be happening somewhere in the world, that's really all you need to know before writing a law banning what you believe that thing to be.

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14 Responses:

  1. TJIC says:

    As I wrote elsewhere on the tubes:

    Dear pro-life politicians:

    Please stop.

    You're making many of us pro-life citizens cringe to be associated with you.

  2. Eric F says:

    Maybe he caught a Soylent Green re-rerun on cable? Or maybe he just remembers the signs.

    From wikipedia: "... and science fiction genres as it depicts the investigation into the murder of a wealthy businessman in a dystopian future suffering from pollution, overpopulation, depleted resources, poverty, dying oceans, and a hot climate due to the greenhouse effect. Much of the population survives on processed food rations, including "soylent green"."

  3. Ashley says:

    From the text of the bill, "miscarried" or otherwise non-aborted fetuses are A-OK! Yum!

  4. Gabriel Rosenkoetter says:

    Damn, I guess I better finish up the rest of that carton of a dozen fetuses at the back of the fridge...

  5. Acheron says:

    I'm confused. Under this law, would it still be okay to use fetus paste in my new line of vampire sunscreens?

  6. Jai says:

    A lot of vaccines are grown on human cell tissue that was originally sourced from aborted fetuses. Would they be covered by "intended for human consumption", I wonder?

    Of course, had the fetuses gone to term, been delivered and grown up happy and healthy, they would now be over 35 years old, so it's not exactly a new problem.