Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has signed a bill to ban aboritons that will save approximately 4,000 babies from abortion every year.
“I promised Oklahomans that I would sign every pro-life bill that hit my desk, and that’s what we’re doing here today,” the governor said. “We want Oklahoma to be the most pro-life state in the country. We want to outlaw abortion in the state of Oklahoma.”
Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor said that he looks forward to “defending this law” from anticipated legal challenges from abortion companies. The Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood will challenge the law.
The state legislature passed the abortion ban (Senate Bill 612) sponsored by state Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, by a strong majority. The vote was 70-14 in the House, with one Republican, state Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa, joining Democrats in voting against it The pro-life bill bans all abortions in Oklahoma except if the mother’s life is at risk. It also creates felony charges for abortionists who kill unborn babies in violation of the ban, which includes up to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.
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The most important thing is to take a stand for the unborn and protect life.
Every life is precious.
As a father of six, that’s what I believe and I know that’s what Oklahomans believe. pic.twitter.com/VjmUz5QdOD
— Governor Kevin Stitt (@GovStitt) April 12, 2022