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Senator trying to ban human fetuses in food

January 25th, 2012 Comments off

Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey introduced a bill yesterday that seeks to ban the use of aborted human fetuses in food.

You’re probably thinking: “That’s disgusting and outrageous — I had no idea that aborted human fetuses were being used in my food!” You can rest easy, because Sen. Shortey said that he isn’t actually aware of any companies that are currently engaged in such a practice. Neither is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to FDA spokesperson Pat El-Hinnawy. Tony Lauinger, the director of Oklahoma for Life (one of Oklahoma’s most aggressive anti-abortion groups) also stated that he had never heard of such a thing.

Everyone, including Senator Shortey, seems to be in agreement that nobody is putting human fetuses into our food. So why is the senator trying to introduce new legislation to combat a practice that doesn’t exist?

Apparently, Shortey read something on the internet that convinced him such a measure was necessary. You know… just in case a company might be considering it.