Legislator Calls For Ban On Imaginary Practice Of Using Aborted Fetuses In Food Products

Legislator Calls For Ban On Imaginary Practice Of Using Aborted Fetuses In Food Products

Post by Karolina Dean...Big money weave a mighty we » Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:34:17

Legislator Calls For Ban On Imaginary Practice Of Using Aborted
Fetuses In Food Products
By Chris Morran on January 25, 2012 12:30 PM

http://consumerist.com/2012/01/legislator-calls-for-ban-on-imaginary-...

Because the lawmakers of this nation don't have real-world issues that
need to be resolved, a state senator in Oklahoma has introduced
legislation that would finally put a stop to the abominable,
completely nonexistent practice of using tissue from aborted fetuses
in food.

Senator Ralph Shortey(R) from Oklahoma City claims that his
independent research on the Internet convinced him to call for the ban
in an attempt to raise "public awareness" and give an "ultimatum to
companies" that might someday think about putting fetuses in your
cookies and potato chips.

An FDA rep tells the Associate Press that "FDA is not aware of this
particular concern," and even the executive director of Oklahomans for
Life tells the AP, "I don't know anything about that."

For some reason, not every member of the Oklahoma state legislature
thinks it should spend its time banning fictional practices.

"We've got too many challenges facing Oklahomans today. We don't need
to go looking for possible challenges that may come about sometime in
the future," said Sen. Brian Crain, chairman of the Senate Human
Services Committee. "If it can be demonstrated that this is a
challenge facing our food supply, then I think we need to act quickly,
but there's been no demonstration that this is going on... I'd hate to
think we're going to spend our time coming up with possibilities of
things we need to stop."

Next up on the agenda, what to do with the state's surplus of canned
unicorn meat.