Oklahoma Senate Committee Passes Pro-Life Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions

State   |   Dave Andrusko   |   Mar 24, 2015   |   4:32PM   |   Oklahoma City, OK

As soon as next Monday, the Oklahoma Senate could be voting on the model Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, which was provided by National Right to Life and is one of its highest legislative priorities.

Yesterday the Senate Health and Human Committee passed the measure overwhelmingly by a vote of 7-1 and sent it to the Senate floor.

All of the committee Republicans voted for the bill; one Democrat opposed the bill, while another Democrat was absent.

The lone Nay vote came from a female attorney, who asked the bill’s author (sponsor), Senator Josh Brecheen, a series of questions about the bill’s constitutionality.

“Senator Brecheen did a masterful job responding to the Democrat attorney’s hostile questions,” Oklahomans For Life State Chairman Tony Lauinger told NRL News Today. “He quoted both pro-abortion and pro-life justices of the United States Supreme Court to very  convincingly make the case that we fully expect the bill to be upheld as constitutional.”



In February the House version, HB 1721, passed 84-2. As NRL News Today wrote at the time, several House members who commonly vote against pro-life bills abstained rather than publicly oppose the bill prohibiting such a grisly, barbaric method of killing a child in the womb.


The bill is moving quickly in Kansas as well. On Monday NRL News Today reported there will soon be a vote in the House on Senate Bill 95 which passed the Senate, 31-9.

As was the case in Oklahoma, pro-abortion senators refused to discuss the particulars of the abortion method which kills a baby by tearing her apart, limb from limb.

LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared at National Right to Life News Today.