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RTLACO Legislative Reception
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has signed a bill to ban abortions 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.
Emily Wales, interim president of Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes, said their abortion facility in Oklahoma saw an 800-percent increase in women coming from Texas for abortions since last fall, according to the Associated Press. That means the legislation could save thousands of unborn babies’ lives every year, not just in Oklahoma but also in Texas.
Joe Biden Wants to Force Christian Hospitals to Kill Babies in Abortions or Shut Down.
Christian and conservative organizations raised alarms this week about a potential new pro-abortion mandate from the Biden administration that could shut down Christian health care throughout the U.S.
Crafted to be an anti-sex discrimination provision under the Affordable Care Act, the anticipated regulation likely would force Catholic and Christian hospitals, doctors, other medical workers and insurance companies to provide abortions, transgender surgeries and other procedures with no religious exemptions, according to the report.
“The general public has almost no awareness of what may be coming,” Doug Wilson, CEO of the Catholic Benefits Association, told CNS.
He said they discovered the plan in November in a 74-page court filing and quickly began spreading the word.
Coalition leaders said the plan does not include any religious exemptions, and the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood is one of the groups urging HHS to implement it, the report continues.
Nussbaum said medical groups and individuals who refuse to comply could lose Medicare and Medicaid funding or even be sent to jail.
“As faith -based individuals and health care institutions, we have a right to practice medicine according to Catholic ethics and our conscience, and not be forced to participate in harmful and dangerous procedures on our patients,” White said. “We went into medicine to heal, not to harm our patients.”