Oklahoma: Pro-Life Bills Heading for Legislative Showdown

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 4, 2013   |   4:41PM   |   Oklahoma City, OK

A handful of pro-life bills are headed to showdown’s in the Oklahoma state legislature and the state’s leading pro-life organization is asking pro-life citizens for help.

“Please contact your state representative to urge support for the pro-life bills pending on the floor of the Oklahoma House of Representatives,” says Tony Lauinger for Oklahomans for Life. “The three pro-life Rose Day bills have been approved in committee and await action by the full House. Thank you for defending the most vulnerable members of our human family.”

The bills are as follows:

HB 1588, the Parental Notification for Abortion Act, requiring that a parent of a minor must be notified before an abortion can be performed on her.

HB 2015, the Abortion-Reporting Law update. Reporting requirements for abortions and abortion complications need to be updated to reflect recently enacted pro-life laws.

HB 1403, the Nondiscrimination in Treatment Act, which protects a patient from being denied life-preserving treatment (when the patient wants the treatment and can pay for it, and the treatment could preserve the patient’s life) because of an arbitrary judgment of a medical provider that the patient’s life is not worth living.

SB 915, the Senate version of the Nondiscrimination in Treatment Act (identical to the House version).



You can identify your own representative by going to our website, www.OkForLife.org. Click on Find Your Legislators. Type your address, then scroll down to the fifth entry for your representative’s contact information.