Oklahoma Passes Pro-Life Laws

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A small step in our larger battle, but a big victory for unborn human lives.
Thanks to the wisdom and foresight of the Founding Fathers for instituting federalism (states’ rights) as well as the separation of powers!
~Eowyn

Oklahoma Senate overrides governor’s vetoes to pass abortion laws

CNN – April 27, 2010

The Oklahoma Senate voted Tuesday to override the governor’s vetoes and pass two strong anti-abortion measures. One law requires women to undergo an ultrasound examination and listen to a description of what it shows before getting an abortion. Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, a Republican, said Tuesday’s vote shows lawmakers listened to Oklahoma’s residents and “made a bold statement in support of the sanctity of life.”
But Democratic Gov. Brad Henry has called the legislation “an unconstitutional attempt by the Oklahoma legislature to insert government into the private lives and decisions of its citizens.” Henry vetoed the bill and another abortion-related measure Friday, but the state House on Monday overwhelmingly voted to override both vetoes, with House Speaker Chris Benge, a Republican, lauding his colleagues for moving quickly. The Senate’s 36-12 vote Tuesday was the final step required to make the bills laws.
“Those who rallied behind this cause reflected the core values of Oklahoma citizens, and I applaud my colleagues in providing more safeguards for the life of the unborn,” Coffee said.
Henry said he was disappointed by Tuesday’s vote. “It signals the beginning of another costly and possibly futile legal battle for the state of Oklahoma. Both laws will be challenged and, in all likelihood, overturned by the courts as unconstitutional,” he said. “I fear this entire exercise will ultimately be a waste of taxpayers’ time and money.”
In a statement issued after his vetoes Friday, Henry sharply criticized the laws. He said [blah blah blah]….
The House voted 84 to 12 to override the veto over the legal damages prohibition. State Rep. Dan Sullivan, a Republican, said the bill “simply states that a doctor cannot be sued based on the opinion after birth that a child would have been better off if he or she had been aborted.” “A bipartisan coalition of members supported this bill the first time, and I am pleased they did again today,” Sullivan said.
Benge, the House speaker, said, “We must move to stop the degradation of human life seen in recent years and stand up for those who cannot defend themselves.”
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Well some very good news in what has been turbulent this past week or so…glad OK took this measure.

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Great move on the Sooner s part but it’ll go to the supreme court and get overturned. Too bad. We the people have nothing to say about what liberals do.

Joan
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Who knows, maybe the Supreme Court will rule pro-llife! It depends on the wisdom of the justices. Don’t be a fatalist! We must continue to fight and hallelujah for the bravery, wisdom and courage of the Oklahoma legislators!

Ron
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You are right of course, I am a little bit down on this new administration. I fear for our country and I fear for children.
Lv Ya

Dave
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Nice to see the Mengele wanna-bes taking a couple in the neck.
-Dave