Every pro-life law passed in Oklahoma assumes and affirms abortion as a legal right, classifies it as a difficult decision, and seeks to regulate its practice.
The purpose of these laws, remarks Tony Lauinger of Oklahomans for Life, “is to provide a better opportunity for adequate reflection-following receipt of informed-consent information about risks, alternatives, and the development of the unborn child-before undertaking the irrevocable act of taking a child’s life.” As Lisa Billy, a “super star in pro-life legislation for 12 years” explains, “Anytime a woman makes a decision, she needs to have all the information in her hand prior to making a decision.”
While Rep. Billy and pro-life lobbyist Lauinger are themselves opposed to abortion, these bills are nonetheless “pro-choice” in that while they may seek to persuade people to “choose life,” they in no way seek to prohibit the act of abortion in and of itself.
16 pro-life bills passed in the past 25 years.
Oklahoma’s Governor, Mary Fallin, is Pro-Life.
The Lieutenant Governor, Todd Lamb, is Pro-Life.
The Attorney General, Scott Pruitt, is Pro-Life.
85% of the Legislature (House and Senate) is Pro-Life.
The Speaker of the House, Jeffrey Hickman, is Pro-Life.
The Minority Leader of the House, Scott Inman, is Pro-Life.
The President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Brian Bingman, is Pro-Life.
The Majority Floor Leader of the Senate, Mike Schulz, is Pro-Life.