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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2022

Contact: Mallory Carroll, mcarroll@sbalist.org

Life Is Winning Across America Ahead of Dobbs Decision

Washington, D.C. – The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) celebrated a major pro-life bill signed into law today by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R). The legislation, S.B. 612, sponsored by Sen. Nathan Dahm and Rep. Jim Olsen protects unborn children and women from abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser praised Stitt and Oklahoma lawmakers, saying:

“Oklahoma has enacted some of the nation’s strongest protections for unborn children and their mothers, which could save as many as 3,800 lives a year. Science shows us unborn babies are human beings, with beating hearts by six weeks. We commend Governor Stitt for his courageous leadership, the state legislature for their overwhelming support, and all our local allies for fighting tirelessly for the will of Oklahomans.

“The Dobbs Supreme Court case could finally unshackle pro-life Americans and their elected representatives to save millions of lives nationwide from the brutality of abortion. The stakes have never been higher, but states like Oklahoma prove life is winning in America and the people are eager to modernize our laws.”

In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case involving a Mississippi law that limits abortion after 15 weeks, the Supreme Court will address whether all pre-viability abortion limits are unconstitutional. A decision is expected in the spring or summer of 2022.

Alternatives to Abortion: Oklahoma’s Choosing Childbirth Program, established in 2017, supports pregnancy centers by providing grants for services such as ultrasounds, medical exams, counseling, parenting classes, maternity care and more. In 2019 Gov. Stitt signed a budget appropriating $2 million for the program.

SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders. 

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