Just when you thought you knew how twisted, mean and despicable the far right can be, along comes something to warn you we really don't know how creepy these bastards can be.
The Huffington Post has a story about the anti-abortion lobby in Oklahoma and their compliant state government that thinks it's just fine - mandatory even - to publish online full particulars of every woman obtaining an abortion.
The new law requires that every woman who obtains an abortion in the state disclose to the Secretary of State (who will post it online) the following information.
Date of abortion
County in which abortion performed
Age of mother
Marital status of mother (married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never married)
Race of mother
Years of education of mother (specify highest year completed)
State or foreign country of residence of mother
Total number of previous pregnancies of the mother
Number of pregnancies that ended in live births
Number of pregnancies that ended in miscarriages
Number of pregnancies that ended in induced abortions
The only thing women won't have to reveal is their names--but, if you are a woman in a small community in Oklahoma, your neighbors (and anti-abortion forces) will likely be able to easily identify you anyway. That's probably the point.
The intimidation factor in this is obvious. I wouldn't be surprised to learn Harper is pencilling this one in just in case he manages to win a majority.