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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2022

Contact: Mary Owens, mowens@sbalist.org

Gov. Stitt & the Legislature Stand Up for the Will of the People Against Pro-abortion Extremism

Washington, D.C.The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) celebrated as the Oklahoma Legislature passed the Life at Conception Act (B. 4327). Sponsored by Sen. Julie Daniels (a member of SBA List’s National Pro-Life Caucus) and Rep. Wendi Stearman, the legislation protects unborn children and women from abortion throughout pregnancy. Governor Kevin Stitt (R) has promised to sign every pro-life bill that reaches his desk.

SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser praised the legislature and Gov. Stitt, saying:

“Oklahomans are sending a strong message that all unborn children and their mothers in the Sooner State deserve urgent protection from the brutality of abortion. Science shows beyond the shadow of a doubt that unborn babies are human beings, with beating hearts by six weeks and the ability to feel pain by 15 weeks. Oklahoma’s strong pro-life protections could save as many as 3,800 lives a year. In contrast to the Biden-Harris administration that gives abortionists a platform to push a radical agenda, Governor Stitt and the legislature are standing up for the will of the people who overwhelmingly want to protect their most vulnerable citizens.”

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 the constitutionality of pre-viability limits. 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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