New Oklahoma abortion law among toughest in U.S. | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Texas Regional News Oklahoma has passed 2 very aggressive laws regarding abortion. The first, as I understand it, requires an invasive (not external) ultrasound and mandates certain things must inform the patient of. The second, as I understand it, permits doctors to lie about birth defects without the possibility for malpractice suits. I started this thread not as a debate on abortion, but to pose a couple questions to those so vehemently oppose "Obamacare" on the grounds that the government has no business coming between a patient and doctor or that the government has no business forcing individuals to buy health insurance, and also to those who often complain about the "nanny state" (I happen to agree with the latter). Do you see similar problems with this? After all, the state is now forcing a doctor to tell patient certain things that have nothing to do with the patient's care, and to do so even if the patient doesn't want to hear it. It's permitting doctors to lie to their patients because of their own personal (not medical) beliefs. Furthermore, the state is requiring an invasive procedure -- is that OK, but having to buy health insurance is not? And as for the nanny state, I am not sure if any of the politicians have come forward with similar remarks, but one of the comments I read, from an anti-abortion group supporting these bills, is that all of this is for the good of the patient -- not because of the "unborn baby," but the woman.