Constance N. Johnson
|Constance N. Johnson|
|Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 48th district
|Born||1952 (age 60–61)
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania|
Constance N. Johnson is an American politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. She currently serves in the Oklahoma Senate, representing District 48, which encompasses portions of northeastern Oklahoma County. She was first elected to the state senate in a special election in September of 2005.
Born in Holdenville, Oklahoma, in 1952, she graduated from Frederick A. Douglass High School in Oklahoma City and earned a bachelor's degree in French from the University of Pennsylvania. After college she worked for the Oklahoma Community Action Director’s Association, the City of Oklahoma City, and as the personal assistant for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
Johnson worked for the Oklahoma State Senate as a legislative analyst from 1981 to 2005 when she won the Senate seat representing District 48 in a special election. She was re-elected in 2006.
- Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Transportation
- General Government
- Health and Human Services
- Veterans and Military Affairs
Stance on Senate Bill 1433
Senate Bill 1433, which sought to define human life as beginning at fertilization, would have offered full legal protection to all human embryos. In the words of the bill, “the unborn child at every stage of development (has) all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of this state.” Johnson submitted an amendment of her own to the bill, which would have added the words:
- However, any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child.
She explained that the amendment was intended to "draw attention to the absurdity, duplicity and lack of balance inherent in the policies of this state in regard to women". 
- Senator Constance N. Johnson - District 48 official State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart - Constance N. Johnson (OK) profile
- Follow the Money - Constance N. Johnson
- Constance Johnson, Women of the Oklahoma Legislature Oral History Project. (accessed July 8, 2013)
- Johnson, Constance. "About my 'spilled semen' amendment to Oklahoma's Personhood bill," The Guardian, February 9, 2012. (accessed July 8, 2013)
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