This certainly isn’t the first time we’ve seen this stunt pulled. Progressive Oklahoma state representative Forrest Bennett thinks he’s owned the cons by proposing that a man be held financially responsible for his baby at conception — which assumes that life begins at conception, which is correct.
This week I filed HB3129, which codifies that a father’s financial responsibility to his baby & their mom begins at conception.
If Oklahoma is going to restrict a woman’s right to choose, we sure better make sure the man involved can’t just walk away from his responsibility.
— Forrest Bennett (@ForrestBennett) January 21, 2022
Congratulations, you're a conservative https://t.co/GL4az67k0B
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) January 22, 2022
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) January 22, 2022
That's kind of the pro life argument dude.
— Why Is Everything Stupid? (@KyleSouther1) January 22, 2022
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) January 22, 2022
That’s another issue we’ve wanted to tackle as well.
At least now we will have the baseline that life begins at conception.
— J.R.S (@Johnathan_RS_) January 22, 2022
Fantastic. Sounds great.
— Oil and Gas Viper (@vipetrades2) January 22, 2022
THANK YOU, Mr. Bennett.
Acknowledging that human life begins at conception is a beautiful thing!
Welcome to the right side of history.
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) January 22, 2022
This shouldn't even be controversial #CommonDecency
— Brandi Wine 🇺🇸🇬🇧🏳️⚧️🍊ن ▄︻╦デ╤一 (@brandiwine2021) January 22, 2022
— Marie Arf 🇺🇸 🇮🇱 (@schwingcat) January 22, 2022
Your terms are acceptable. I hope you realize that most pro-life people would support this.
— Abigail Turner 🇺🇲✝️ (@aturner1776) January 22, 2022
I applaud this move! pic.twitter.com/SFZwbZtic4
— Robert H. Woodman (@RobertHWoodman) January 22, 2022
Sounds like a bill everyone who is pro-life would likely support.
— LorieByrd (@LorieByrd) January 22, 2022
As a pro-life person, I agree. Just curious if you thought this would trigger us, because LOL if you did.
— Louis Zano (@WeldtoWrite) January 22, 2022
Fascinated by how insulated your bubble must be to think this won’t have plenty of support from pro-lifers.
— Arthur Boreman Once Held His Breath for 30 Seconds (@ArthurBoreman) January 22, 2022
— Kay ❄️ wife & mom (@jacelala) January 22, 2022
Thank you! This is perfect!
— BatCat (@CatrinaBrown4) January 22, 2022
There’s nothing unreasonable about fathers providing for their children.
— Fr. Max Nightingale (@maxnightingale) January 22, 2022
That’s a great idea. Dads should absolutely be provider and protector.
— Patrick Weikle (@PSWeikle) January 22, 2022
Once again threatening us with a good time
— Stephen Griffin (@SJamesGriffin) January 22, 2022
As someone who is 100% pro-life, I just want to say welcome aboard…we've been saying the same thing for decades now. Better to jump on board with us late than never!
— Toby Logsdon (@TobyLogsdon) January 22, 2022
Extremely conservative bill. Well done Forrest!
— JAC (@michcusejac5) January 22, 2022
Great idea! Recognize the life and compel personal responsibility.
— John Call (@AchooMooMoo) January 22, 2022
This is a great idea. But all great ideas need a name. I submit for your consideration the name, "child support." I think it has real potential to catch on.
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) January 22, 2022
Yes, please do it. A child is a child because it is conceived of his parents, and thus the responsibilities of the parents towards the child begin at conception.
— Moenarch (@moenarchy) January 22, 2022
I’ll be assigning bills tomorrow morning. I’m going to make sure this bill gets a hearing. Who knew Forrest was such a champion for pro life?
— Rep. Josh West (@JoshWestOKHD5) January 22, 2022
Agree 100%! Thank you for recognizing life begins at conception and that both parents are responsible for that life.
— Jason (@Sneaky_Bison) January 22, 2022
— Johnny (@TXTerror83) January 22, 2022
This is a magnificent bill that furthers conservative values! Thank you!!!
— Outrage Factory (@outrage_factory) January 22, 2022
— Working Man (@mloehrer) January 22, 2022
The lord giveth….and taketh😀🤣😇 pic.twitter.com/qZyhtfTpsQ
— Chloe Valentine 🇺🇸 (@ChloeVTweets) January 22, 2022
This was better policy.
Does The New York Times really think it’s owning the cons with this hot take on when fatherhood begins? https://t.co/I0mHeyXZL8
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 3, 2019